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Councilperson Russell offered the following resolution and moved its adoption, which resolution was declared adopted after a poll of the members of this Board:

RESOLUTION NO. 313 - 2018

A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE NEW CASSEL URBAN RENEWAL PLAN.

        WHEREAS, pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the Town Board (the “Board”) of the Town of North Hempstead (the “Town”) the Board adopted an urban renewal plan (the “Plan”) for the New Cassel Urban Renewal Area (the “Area”); and

 

        WHEREAS, periodically, the Board has approved resolutions amending the Plan to add additional properties to the list of properties to be acquired pursuant to the Plan and renew existing properties on the Plan; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency (the “CDA”), pursuant to a resolution approved by the CDA Board, recommends that the Board amend the Plan to renew the following existing properties on the Plan:

 

Street #

Street Name

Description

Section

Block

Lot(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

285

Grand Street

Residential property behind CDA “Site C” development; approximately SW corner of Prospect Avenue and Grand Street

11

88

75, 76, 77

746

Prospect Avenue

Residential property on the SW corner of Prospect Avenue and Sheridan Street

11

90

45, 46, 47, 48

274

Costar Street

(Sohmer Place)

Residential property mid-block on the east side of dead-end block; adjacent to (and immediately north of) 270 Costar St.

11

91

72, 116

270

Costar Street

(Sohmer Place)

Residential property mid-block on the east side of dead-end block; adjacent to (and immediately south of) 274 Costar St.

11

91

117, 118

1027

Prospect Avenue

Residential property mid-block on East Broadway; SBL 11-11-87 and 11-11-16 are paired together at this same address

11

11

16

881

Prospect Avenue

Light industrial business property on the NE corner of Prospect Avenue and Hopper Street

11

112

1, 34, 926

1007-25

Prospect Avenue

Commercial business strip on the NE corner of Prospect Avenue and State Street

11

121

43

1037

Prospect Avenue

Triangular residential property on the north side of Prospect Avenue and East Broadway

11

12

34

817

Prospect Avenue

Commercial structure and parking lot on NE corner of Sherman Street and Prospect Avenue, adjacent to (and immediately west of) CDA “Site H” development

11

102

222

1001-05

Prospect Avenue

Convenience store and restaurant in small commercial strip property on NW corner of State Street and Prospect Avenue

11

122

44, 45, 46

218

New York Avenue

Residential property mid-block on east side of New York Avenue, adjacent to (and immediately north of) 983 Prospect Avenue

11

10

19, 20

983

Prospect Avenue

Storage warehouse on NE corner of New York Avenue and Prospect Avenue, adjacent to (and immediately south of) 218 New York Avenue

11

10

43

260

Siegel Street

Residential property mid-block on east side of Siegel Street between Roman Avenue and Broadway

11

19

5, 6

240

Sheridan Street

Residential property mid-block between Broadway and Railroad Avenue on the east side of Sheridan Street (opposite #243)

11

45

9, 10, 11

243

Sheridan Street

Residential property mid-block between Broadway and Railroad Avenue on the west side of Sheridan Street (opposite #240)

 

11

44

74, 75, 76

92

Maplewood Drive

Residential property on NE corner of Dogwood Lane and Maplewood Drive

11

117

78

32

Third Avenue

Residential property mid-block (east side)

11

110

138

184 aka 182

Catherine Street

Residential property mid-block (east side) and north of Division Street, backing on to the Wantagh State Parkway (beyond rear yard)

11

127

114, 115, 116

212

Sheridan Street

Residential property mid-block between Broadway and Railroad Avenue on the east side of Sheridan Street

11

45

76

                       

(collectively the “Existing Properties”) and include the following properties:

184

Catherine Street

Unbuildable small lot adjacent to and originally part of 184 Sheridan Street

11

127

113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheridan Street

5 foot unbuildable Small lot on Sheridan Street adjacent to 212 Sheridan

11

45

77

1

Floral Lane

Residential property on the end of Floral Lane

11

118

27, 28

3

Floral Lane

Residential property toward end of Floral Lane adjacent to 1 Floral Lane

11

118

38

34

Bramble Lane

Residential property at end of Bramble Lane adjacent to the Wantagh State Parkway

11

173

134

179

Grant Street

Residential property

10

243

349

 

Grant Street

Vacant unbuildable lot adjacent to 179 Grant Street

10

243

348

 

(collectively the “Additional Properties”) (the “Amendment”); and

 

        WHEREAS, pursuant to a resolution duly adopted at its meeting held on June 5, 2018, the Town Board set a date of July 17, 2018 for a public hearing for the purposes of considering the adoption of the Amendment; and

 

        WHEREAS, to give notice of the public hearing, the Town Clerk published notice of the hearing in the July 4, 2018 edition of Westbury Times and posted notice of the hearing at the United States Postal Service offices in Westbury, at posts in front of the Westbury Post Office, Grand Street and Center Street, Costar Street and Roman Avenue, Catherine Street and Broadway, Floral Lane and on the official Town Clerk Bulletin Board in Manhasset, New York; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Board has determined that the adoption of the Amendment would enable the CDA to purchase and/or use its power of eminent domain to acquire the Existing and Additional Properties in order to redevelop them for public purposes such as residential housing; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Board has further determined that permitting the Agency to purchase or use its power of eminent domain to continue its redevelopment of the Existing and  Additional Properties would create new housing opportunities in the Area, thereby achieving an objective of the Plan; and

 

        WHEREAS, having conducted the public hearing, considered the testimony at the hearing, and afforded all interested persons the opportunity to be heard, the Board has concluded that it should (A) certify, pursuant New York State General Municipal Law (the “GML”) § 505(2),  that the Plan, as modified pursuant to the Amendment (the “Amended Plan”), complies with the provisions of GML § 502(7), and conforms to the finding made by the Board pursuant to GML § 504 that the Area is appropriate for urban renewal as defined in GML § 502(3), and (B) approve and adopt the Amendment, and the Amended Plan, pursuant to GML § 505(3), and (C) make findings pursuant to GML § 505(4) with respect to the Amended Plan; and

 

        WHEREAS, it is required that a “lead agency” be established to review this Action pursuant to the rules and regulations for implementation of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act as set forth in Section 617.6 of Title 6, Part 617 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (the “SEQRA Regulations”); and

 

        WHEREAS, this Board, through action of the Town Department of Planning and Environmental Protection (the “Planning Department”) pursuant to Town Code §20-4, has established itself as lead agency and wishes to render a determination of significance pursuant to the SEQRA Regulations; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the determination of the Commissioner of the Planning Department (the “Planning Commissioner”) dated July 16, 2018 indicating that the Action constitutes an “unlisted” pursuant to Section 617.5 (ak) of the SEQRA Regulations which will not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment based upon the analysis set forth in the Short Environmental Assessment Form (the “SEAF”) (the “Commissioner’s Determinations”) for the reasons that:

 

            (A) the Action will result in minimal physical changes to the Additional Properties and is simply a potential change in ownership; and

            (B) Due to the foregoing, the Action is not anticipated to cause

                        (1)        a substantial adverse change in existing air quality, ground or surface water quality or quantity, or

                        (2)        a substantial increase in solid waste production, noise, potential for erosion, flooding, leaching or drainage problems; and

            (C)       the Action will not

                        (1)        cause significant impacts to vegetation or wildlife, or a major change in he use of either quantity or type of energy, or

                        (2)        create a hazard to human health; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Board wishes to conclude that the Action constitutes an “unlisted action” pursuant to Section 617.2 (ak) of the SEQRA Regulations which will not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment.

 

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

 

        RESOLVED that the Board hereby certifies, pursuant to GML § 505(2), that the Amended Plan complies with the provisions of GML § 502(7), and conforms to the finding made by the Board pursuant to GML § 504 that the Area is appropriate for urban renewal pursuant to GML § 502(3); and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that pursuant to GML § 505(3), the Board hereby approves and adopts the Amendment and the Amended Plan; and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that pursuant to GML § 505(4), the Board hereby (i) affirms its prior finding that the Area is a substandard or insanitary area, or is in danger of becoming a substandard or insanitary area and tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the Town, (ii) finds that (A) the financial aid to be provided to the Town is necessary to enable projects to be undertaken in accordance with the Amended Plan, (B) the Amended Plan affords maximum opportunity to private enterprise, consistent with the sound needs of the Town as a whole, for the undertaking of an urban renewal program, (C) the Amended Plan conforms to the Town’s 1989 Master Plan, (iii) affirms its earlier findings that (A) there is a feasible method for the relocation of families and individuals displaced from the Area into decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, which are or will be provided in the Area or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities, at rents or prices within the financial means of such families or individuals, and reasonably accessible to their places of employment, and (B) the undertaking and carrying out of the urban renewal activities in stages is in the best public interest and will not cause any additional or increased hardship to the residents of the Area; and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that the Town Clerk is hereby ordered to file with the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal a copy of the Amended Plan in accordance with GML Section 514.

 

Dated:        New Hyde Park, New York

 

                  July 17, 2018

 

The vote on the foregoing resolution was recorded as follows:

 

Ayes: Councilperson De Giorgio, Councilperson Ferrara, Councilperson Kaplan, Councilperson Russell, Councilperson Seeman, Councilperson Zuckerman, Supervisor Bosworth

 

Nays: None