Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
Our application to the City Planning Commission was certified as complete by the Department of City Planning on March 18, 2013, formally beginning the ULURP review. The application consists of requests for the following six separate actions, each with their own ULURP tracking number, which the public can track on the City Planning Commission’s LUCATS webpage.
130214 ZMM. A zoning map amendment has been requested to convert the current industrial zoning to support community facility development to a maximum floor area ratio of FAR 10.
N130215 ZRM. A zoning text amendment has been requested to adopt a new provision that will expand the type of public open spaces for which additional floor area can be received to include contributions to a public park improvement.
130216 ZSM. A special permit under the Large Scale General Development provisions is being requested that will (1) provide certain yard and setback waivers to permit the floorplates essential to both buildings and (2) increase the maximum permitted zoning floor area from FAR 10 to FAR 12 to recognize a contribution to a public park improvement to Andrew Haswell Green Park (East 59th Street to East 63rd Street at the East River). In 2010, both Community Board 8 and the Public Design Commission unanimously approved a plan to redesign and landscape this Park. In 2011, work on its waterfront level was indefinitely suspended when engineering studies found the pilings supporting the platform beneath a portion of the park required significant reconstruction. The Park, the widest portion of the East River Esplanade, has been identified by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation as a suitable site to receive this contribution.
130217 ZSM. A special permit is being requested for building identification and wayfinding signs similar to those of the neighboring medical institutions.
130218 ZSM. A special permit is being requested to increase the number of parking spaces in the MSK parking facility from 166 to 248.
130219 PPM. This action tracks the application of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services to convey the site to CUNY and MSK.
The City Planning Commission maintains an excellent online reference page regarding ULURP, CEQR, and the zoning terminology used in this text.