File #: Res 0275-2022    Version: * Name: LU 70 - Landmarks, Resilient Edgemere Community Initiative, Queens ( 20220236 HAQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 220236 HAQ, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of properties located at Block 15852, Lots 64 and 68; Block 15851, Lots 33, 35, 40 42, 44, 58, and 59; Block 15850, Lot 6; Block 15849, Lots 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28, and 29; Block 15848, Lots 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, and 67; Block 15847, Lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, and 89; demapped roadbed of Beach 39th Street between Blocks 15848 and 15847; and demapped roadbed of Beach 43rd Street between Blocks 15852 and 15851, Borough of Queens, Community District 14, to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 70; C 220236 HAQ).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 2. Calendar of the Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions Subcommittee - June 7, 2022, 3. Hearing Testimony - Landmarks 6-7-22, 4. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings and Land Use Meeting - July 11, 2022, 5. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 6. Committee Report, 7. Res. No. 275, 8. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22
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7/14/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/11/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 275

 

Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 220236 HAQ, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of properties located at Block 15852, Lots 64 and 68; Block 15851, Lots 33, 35, 40 42, 44, 58, and 59; Block 15850, Lot 6; Block 15849, Lots 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28, and 29; Block 15848, Lots 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, and 67; Block 15847, Lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, and 89; demapped roadbed of Beach 39th Street between Blocks 15848 and 15847; and demapped roadbed of Beach 43rd Street between Blocks 15852 and 15851, Borough of Queens, Community District 14, to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 70; C 220236 HAQ).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Louis

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 20, 2022 its decision dated May 11, 2022 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) regarding city-owned properties located at Block 15852, Lots 64 and 68; Block 15851, Lots 33, 35, 40 42, 44, 58, and 59; Block 15850, Lot 6; Block 15849, Lots 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28, and 29; Block 15848, Lots 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, and 67; Block 15847, Lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, and 89; demapped roadbed of Beach 39th Street between Blocks 15848 and 15847; and demapped roadbed of Beach 43rd Street between Blocks 15852 and 15851, (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 actions would facilitate a long-term land-use, development, and neighborhood strategy responding to the area’s flood risk on 166 acres of property generally bounded by Beach 35th Street, Rockaway Freeway, Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach 51st Street, and Jamaica Bay in the Edgemere neighborhood of Queens, Community District 14  (ULURP No. C 220236 HAQ) (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 220232 ZMQ (L.U. No. 67), a zoning map amendment to eliminate C1-2 and C2-2 districts, change R4, R4-1, R5, C3 and C8-1 Districts to R3A, R4-1, R6A, and C3A Districts and establish C2-4 Districts and a Special Coastal Risk District (CR); N 220233 ZRQ (L.U. No. 68), a zoning text amendment to establish an MIH Area and Special Coastal Risk District (CR-5); C 220235 PPQ (L.U. No. 69), a disposition of city-owned property; and C 220237 HUQ (L.U. No. 71), an amendment to the Edgemere Urban Renewal Plan (URP);

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified its unqualified approval of UDAAP 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 May 24, 2022 and submitted to the Council on May 24, 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 June 7, 2022;

 

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

 

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the Positive Declaration issued December 18th, 2020 (CEQR No. 21HPD009Q) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on April 29, 2022, in which potential significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise would be avoided through the placement of (E) designations (E-655) on the project site.  The original application as analyzed in the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts related to community facilities (early childhood programs), open space (active recreation), transportation (traffic, transit, and safety), air quality (mobile sources), and construction (noise) at certain locations, and the identified significant adverse impacts and proposed mitigation measures are summarized in Chapter 19, “Mitigation” and Chapter 20, “Alternatives” of the FEIS.

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     Having considered the FEIS with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:

                      

1.                     The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;

 

2.                     Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the action is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and

 

3.                     The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating, as conditions to the approval, those mitigation measures that were identified as practicable.

 

The Decision, together with the FEIS constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).

 

Pursuant to Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report C 220236 HAQ and incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission and the HPD Requests.

 

Pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of the New York State, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report C 220236 HAQ and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission and 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.

 

The Council approves the disposition of the Disposition Area under Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, to a developer to be selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development for the development of the Project consistent with the Project Summary.

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

 

 

1.                     PROGRAM:                                                                                                                                                   New Construction Finance Programs

 

2.                     PROJECT:                                                                                                                                                   Resilient Edgemere

 

3.                     LOCATION:

 

                     a.                     BOROUGH:                                                                                                                              Queens

 

                     b.                     COMMUNITY DISTRICT:                                                                                    14

                     

                     c.                     COUNCIL DISTRICT:                                                                                    31

 

                     d.                     DISPOSITION AREA:                                                                                    BLOCK                                                                                    LOT                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

15852                                                                                     64

15852                                                                                     68

15851                                                                                     33

15851                                                                                     35

15851                                                                                     40

15851                                                                                     42

15851                                                                                     44

15851                                                                                     58

15851                                                                                     59

15850                                                                                     6

15849                                                                                     6

15849                                                                                     8

15849                                                                                     9

15849                                                                                     10

15849                                                                                     17

15849                                                                                     18

15849                                                                                     19

15849                                                                                     20

15849                                                                                     27

15849                                                                                     28

15849                                                                                     29

15848                                                                                     52

15848                                                                                     54

15848                                                                                     55

15848                                                                                     57

15848                                                                                     58

15848                                                                                     60

15848                                                                                     62

15848                                                                                     63

15848                                                                                     65

15848                                                                                     67

15847                                                                                     79

15847                                                                                     80

15847                                                                                     81

15847                                                                                     82

15847                                                                                     83

15847                                                                                     84

15847                                                                                     85

15847                                                                                     86

15847                                                                                     87

15847                                                                                     88

15847                                                                                     89

demapped roadbed of Beach 39th Street between Blocks 15848 and 15847

demapped roadbed of Beach 43rd Street between Blocks 15852 and 15851

                     

 

4.                     BASIS OF DISPOSITION PRICE:                                                               Nominal. Sponsor will pay one dollar per lot and 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:                     5 multifamily residential and/or mixed-use buildings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

7.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF UNITS:                                          530

 

8.                     HOUSING TYPE:                                                                                                                              Rental and/or Cooperative Units.

For cooperative units, if any affordable homeownership unit remains unsold at the end of the marketing period and HPD determines in writing that (i) a sale is not feasible within a reasonable time, and (ii) a rental fallback is the best available alternative, then Sponsor may operate units as rental housing in accordance with the written instructions of HPD.

 

9.                     ESTIMATE OF INITIAL RENTS/PRICES:                                          Rents will be affordable to households with annual household incomes between 30% and 120% of the area median income (AMI). All affordable rental units will be subject to rent stabilization.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sales prices for any cooperative units will be affordable to families with annual household incomes between 80% and 130% of AMI.

 

10.                     INCOME TARGETS:                                                                                                                              For rental units, 30% to 130% of AMI

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For cooperative units, 80% to 130% of AMI

 

11.                      LIENS FOR LAND DEBT/CITY SUBSIDY:                                          For any cooperative units, each of the Land Debt and the amount of any construction financing provided through loans from the City ("City Subsidy") will be secured by a mortgage on the Disposition Area. Upon conversion to a cooperative, the HDFC cooperative will repay the Land Debt and City Subsidy, if any, attributable to the property by delivering a note and mortgage and/or conditional grant agreement to the City. At such time, HPD may unsecure or forgive all or a portion of the Land Debt, and unsecure, but not forgive, all or a portion of the City Subsidy, based on the appraised value of a homeownership unit and/or, in the case of forgiveness of Land Debt, if HPD determines that the forgiveness is necessary to reduce the taxable consideration for a unit. The sum evidenced by the note and secured by the mortgage will be reduced to zero upon maturity of the Land Debt and City Subsidy, respectively, if the owner has complied with the program’s restrictions.

 

12.                     PROPOSED FACILITIES:                                                                                                         Up to approximately 54,665 square feet of commercial and/or community facility space

 

13.                     PROPOSED CODES/ORDINANCES:                                          None

 

14.                     ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:                                                                                    Environmental Impact Statement

 

15.                     PROPOSED TIME SCHEDULE:                                                               To be developed in phases. Approximately 10 years from the first closing to the final completion of construction

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted.

 

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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