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December 2012 – Full Board Meeting

December 19, 2012 @ 6:30 pm EST

  1. Public Session – Those who wish to speak during the Public Session must register to do so by 6:45 pm
    • Public Hearing: BSA Application- New York PresbyterianHospital Medical Care Facility,1273-1285 York Avenue; 428-436 East 69th Street, Block 1463, Lots 21 and 31-This is an application for variances from the Board of Standards and Appeals to facilitate construction of a new state-of-the-art medical care facility at 68th Street and York Avenue for The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Due to the specific programmatic requirements of the medical care facility, the proposed building will require variances of floor area ratio (ZR 24-11: Maximum Floor Area Ratio); height and setback (ZR 24-522: Front setbacks in districts where front yards are not required), rear yard setback (ZR 24-552: Required rear setbacks for tall buildings), rear yard (ZR 24-36: Minimum required rear yards; ZR 24-382: Required rear yard equivalents), lot coverage (ZR 24-11: Percentage of lot coverage) and parking (ZR 13-133: Community facility commercial or manufacturing developments) regulations.  
    • Informational Presentation-As-Of-Right Construction at 1355 First Avenue
    • Public Hearing: ULURP Application-Cornell NYC Tech, 1 Main Street, Roosevelt Island-Cornell University and the New York City Economic Development Corporation are seeking a number of discretionary approvals to support and allow for the development of the Cornell NYC Tech applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt island.  The land affected by the proposed action is approximately 19-acre parcel located south of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and is bounded on the north and south  by an existing roadway encircling the existing Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility’s Goldwater Memorial Hospital on the east and west by the New York City pier head and bulkhead lines.  An approximately 123.4 acre portion of the project site would serve as the Cornell NYC Tech Campus and the remainder would be preserved for waterfront access and waterfront enhancing uses.  In order to allow for the redevelopment of the project site, Cornell and NYCEDC are requesting: (1) Zoning Map amendment to change the project site zoning from R7-2 to C4-5 and to establish the Special Southern Roosevelt Island District over the project site (2) Zoning Text amendment to create a new Chapter 3, Article XIII to the New York City Zoning Resolution governing the Special Southern Roosevelt Island District, including special bulk, use, parking and public access controls for the Special District (3) Disposition of City-owned property from the City of New York (via the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)) to the New York City Land Development Corporation (NYCLDC) which will dispose the property to the New York City Economic Development Corporation or any successor thereto for a subsequent proposed long-term lease or sale to Cornell (4) Amendment to the City Map to make a one-way loop road surrounding the proposed Cornell Campus (the Loop Road) and the connections between the Loop Road and the main street on Roosevelt Island part of the City’s formal street system
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the Minutes
  4. Manhattan Borough President’s Report   
  5. Elected Official’s Reports
  6. Chair’s Report – Nick Viest
  7. Committee Reports and Action Items:
    •  Street Fairs Committee-Barbara Chocky and Hedi White, Co-Chairs
    • Landmarks Committee-David Helpern and David Liston, Co-Chairs
    • Transportation Committee-A. Scott Falk and Chuck Warren, Co-Chairs
    • Parks Committee-Margaret Price and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs
    • Health, Seniors and Social Services Committee-Jacqueline Ludorf and Mary Pike, Co-Chairs
    • Street Life Committee-Domenico Minerva and Cos Spagnoletti, Co-Chairs
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business-Manhattan Borough Board resolution for Good Jobs and Responsible Development 

Nicholas Viest, Chair




December 19, 2012
6:30 pm EST
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Nightingale-Bamford School       Room 303
20 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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