File #: Res 0142-2022    Version: * Name: New Providence Redevelopment, Manhattan (G220014CCM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/28/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the requests for findings submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") related to the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 220132 HAM, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of property located at 215-225 East 45th Street (Block 1319, Lots 8 and 11), Borough of Manhattan, Community District 6, to a developer selected by HPD (Pre. Res. 142; G 220014 CCM).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 142, 2. Land Use Calendar - April 27, 2022, 3. Committee Report, 4. April 28, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Land Use 4-27-22, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-28-22, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2022
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4/28/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 142

 

Resolution approving the requests for findings submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) related to the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 220132 HAM, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of property located at 215-225 East 45th Street (Block 1319, Lots 8 and 11), Borough of Manhattan, Community District 6, to a developer selected by HPD (Pre. Res. 142; G 220014 CCM).

 

By Council Member Salamanca

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on February 18, 2022 its decision dated February 16, 2022 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) regarding city-owned property located at 215-225 East 45th Street (Block 1319, Lots 8 and 11), (the “Project Area”), approving:

 

a)                     pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State the designation of Disposition Area as an Urban Development Action Area;

 

b)                     pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State an Urban Development Action Area Project for the Disposition Area (the "Project"); and

 

c)                     pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter the disposition of the Disposition Area to a developer to be selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development;

 

which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the development of a 21-story building containing approximately 130 supportive and affordable housing units and 171 shelter beds at 215-225 East 45th Street, (Block 1319, Lots 8 and 11), in the East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 6 (ULURP No. C 220132 HAM) (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 220131 PSM (L.U. No. 18), a site selection to remove the shelter capacity restriction of 150 beds as approved in a prior application for the site selection/acquisition of the existing shelter (Resolution No. 1452-1993);

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified its unqualified approval of the Project pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law;

 

WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter;

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated February 10, 2022, and submitted to the Council on February 10, 2022, HPD submitted its requests (the “HPD Requests”) respecting the Application including the submission of the project summary for the Project (the “Project Summary”);

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision and the HPD Requests on March 3, 2022;

 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter, time limit for action by the Council on the Decision expired on April 9, 2022;

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter, the Decision of the City Planning Commission is deemed approved;

 

WHEREAS, Section 694(4) of the General Municipal Law provides that approval of the designation of an Urban Development Action Area requires the Council to make certain findings requested in the HPD Requests;

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Application;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the Negative Declaration issued October 29th, 2021 (CEQR No. 22HPD004M) (the “Negative Declaration”).

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the Negative Declaration.

 

Pursuant to Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report C 220132 HAM and incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the HPD Requests.

 

 

The Council finds that the present status of the Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an urban development action area project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.

 

The Council approves the designation of the Area as an urban development action area pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.

 

The Council approves the Project as an urban development action area project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law and subject to the terms and conditions of the Project Summary.

 

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

 

 

1.                     PROGRAM:                                                                                                                                                   SUPPORTIVE HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM/SHELTER

 

2.                     PROJECT:                                                                                                                                                   New Providence Redevelopment

 

3.                     LOCATION:

 

                     a.                     BOROUGH:                                                                                                                              Manhattan

 

                     b.                     COMMUNITY DISTRICT:                                                                                    6

 

                     c.                     COUNCIL DISTRICT:                                                                                    4

 

                     d.                     DISPOSITION AREA:                                                                                    BLOCKS                                          LOTS                     ADDRESSES

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1319                                                               8                                          215 East 45th Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1319                                                               11                                          217-25 East 45th Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

4.                     BASIS OF DISPOSITION PRICE:                                                               Nominal.  The sponsor will pay one dollar per tax lot in cash and will deliver an enforcement note and mortgage for the remainder of the appraised value (“Land Debt”).  For a period of at least thirty (30) years following completion of construction, the Land Debt or the City’s capital subsidy may be repayable out of resale or refinancing profits.  The remaining balance, if any, may be forgiven at the end of the term.

 

5.                     TYPE OF PROJECT:                                                                                                         New Construction

 

6.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS:                     One

 

7.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF UNITS:                                          130 Rental Units, Plus One Superintendent’s Unit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  171 Shelter Beds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

8.                     HOUSING TYPE:                                                                                                                              Rental

 

9.                     ESTIMATE OF INITIAL RENTS                                                                                    For permanent housing units: Formerly homeless tenants referred by DHS and other City agencies will pay up to 30% of their income as rent. Other tenants will pay rents set at up to 30% of 80% of the area median income (AMI) on an annual basis.

 

10.                     INCOME TARGETS                                                                                                                              For permanent housing units: Up to 80% of AMI

 

11.                     PROPOSED FACILITIES:                                                                                                         Community Room, Social Service Offices

 

12.                     PROPOSED CODES/ORDINANCES:                                          None

 

13.                     ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:                                                                                    Negative Declaration

 

14.                     PROPOSED TIME SCHEDULE:                                                               Approximately 24 months from closing to completion of construction

 

 

Adopted.

 

Office of the City Clerk, }

The City of New York,   } ss.:

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on __________, 2022, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council