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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Resolution on the Scoping Document for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Hines/MoMA Project at 53 West 53rd Street.

WHEREAS, The applicant, W2005/Hines West Fifty-Third Realty, LLC, is seeking multiple actions in connection with a mixed use development at 53 West 53rd Street; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing a 1,250 foot tall mixed use building of 786,562 square feet which is proposed to be used as follows:

WHEREAS, The applicant has received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to seek the transfer of development rights pursuant to:

WHEREAS, With the approval to seek these transfers by the Landmarks Preservation Commission the project will now enter the ULURP phase; and

WHEREAS, The development has been found to have an impact on the surrounding environment thereby triggering the need for an Environment Impact Statement; and

WHEREAS, An Environmental Impact Statement addresses the following tasks where appropriate:

WHEREAS, The Department of City Planning will be holding a public scoping meeting on November 18, 2008 where the public can provide comments on items that they would like to see included in the Environment Impact Statement; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends that the Environmental Impact Statement take the broadest examination of these items possible and recommends that the document examine the following:

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstaining.

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