Application submitted pursuant to Z.R. 13-562 and Z.R. 74-52 to allow a below grade attended public parking garage with a maximum capacity of 560 spaces within a new mixed-use building located at 839 Sixth Avenue
WHEREAS, Carlisle 839 LLC is seeking permission to build a below grade attended public parking garage at 839 Sixth Avenue, between West 29th and West 30th Streets, in a C6-4X and M1-6 zoning district, pursuant to Section 13-562 and Section 74-52 of the Zoning Resolution; and
WHEREAS, The proposed public parking garage will be part of a new as-of-right development that will include a 46-story, 388,900 square-foot, mixed-used building as permitted in the C6-4X and M1-6 zoning district, that will include a combination of rental residential, hotel, and retail space as well as a through-block 10,819 square-foot urban plaza located west of the building, running between West 29th and West 30th Streets, under which the below grade parking garage will be located; and
WHEREAS, In order to construct the new mixed-use development, a three-story public parking garage with 560 parking spaces and entrances on Sixth Avenue, West 29th Street and West 30th Street, which had most recently been granted a special permit for operation in 2001, is being demolished; and
WHEREAS, The proposed public parking garage, which will be entirely below grade, will have 529 parking spaces, a reduction of 31 spaces; and
WHEREAS, Entrances and exits for the new, below grade public parking garage will be located only on West 29th and West 30th Streets, thereby not creating traffic impacts on Sixth Avenue; and
WHEREAS, The ventilation system for the below grade public parking garage will be supported by the garage's open air entrances and exits as well as a vent located 12 feet above the roof of the garage's entrance on West 29th Street; and
WHEREAS, The new parking garage will be entirely open to the public, in operation 24-hours a day, and with all parking done by attendants and no self-parking; and
WHEREAS, The application meets the Location of Access to Street regulations required by the City Planning Commission of public parking garages in C6 zoning districts;
WHEREAS, Due to the increased development in the neighborhood, the site's proximity to the busy Herald Square area, as well as the anticipated demand for parking from the 839 Sixth Avenue development itself, the proposed new public garage would help accommodate the demand for parking in this neighborhood; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application of Carlisle 839 LLC for a below grade attended public parking garage at 839 Sixth Avenue.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 29 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.