Relates to interim multiple dwellings in a city with a population of one million or more persons.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to interim multiple dwellings in a city with a population of one million or more persons
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to correct a technical error in previous legislation by changing a reference from forty-seventh street to forty-seventh avenue.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision 5 of section 281 of the multiple dwelling law by changing "forty-seventh street" in Long Island city to "forty-seventh avenue," to accurately reflect the intent of recent amendments to the Loft Law.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill corrects a technical error in prior legislation to reflect the Assembly's original intention. By changing "street" to "avenue," the correct portions of an industrial business zone is included as interim multiple dwellings.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4945 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 2, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to interim multi- ple dwellings in a city with a population of one million or more persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 281 of the multiple dwelling law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 5. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (i), (iii) and (iv) of subdivision two of this section, but subject to paragraphs (i) and (ii) of subdivision one of this section and paragraph (ii) of subdivision two of this section, the term "interim multiple dwelling" shall include buildings, structures or portions thereof that are located in a city of more than one million persons which were occupied for residential purposes as the residence or home of any three or more families living independently from one another for a period of twelve consecutive months during the period commencing January first, two thousand eight, and ending December thirty-first, two thousand nine, provided that the unit: is not located in a basement or cellar and has at least one entrance that does not require passage through another residential unit to obtain access to the unit, has at least one window opening onto a street or a lawful yard or court as defined in the zoning resolution for such muni- cipality, and is at least five hundred fifty square feet in area. The term "interim multiple dwelling" as used in this subdivision shall not include (i) any building in an industrial business zone established pursuant to chapter six-D of title twenty-two of the administrative code of the city of New York except that a building in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint or North Brooklyn industrial business zones andEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09336-01-1 S. 4945 2
a building located in that portion of the Long Island city industrial business zone that has frontage on either side of forty-seventh
[street]AVENUE or is located north of forty-seventh [street]AVENUE and south of Skillman avenue or in that portion of the Long Island city industrial business zone that is located north of forty-fourth drive, south of Queens plaza north, and west of twenty-third street may be included in the term "interim multiple dwelling," or (ii) units in any building that, at the time this subdivision shall take effect, also contains a use actively and currently pursued, which use is set forth in use groups fifteen through eighteen, as described in the zoning resolution of such municipality in effect on June twenty-first, two thousand ten, and which the loft board has determined in rules and regulation is inherently incompatible with residential use in the same building, provided that if a building does not contain such active uses at the time this subdivi- sion takes effect, no subsequent use by the owner of the building shall eliminate the protections of this section for any residential occupants in the building already qualified for such protections. The term "inter- im multiple dwelling," as used in this subdivision shall also include buildings, structures or portions thereof that are located north of West 24th Street and south of West 27th Street and west of tenth avenue and east of eleventh avenue in a city of more than one million persons which were occupied for residential purposes as the residence or home of any two or more families living independently from one another for a period of twelve consecutive months during the period commencing January first, two thousand eight, and ending December thirty-first, two thousand nine and subject to all the conditions and limitations of this subdivision other than the number of units in the building. A reduction in the number of occupied residential units in a building after meeting the aforementioned twelve consecutive month requirement shall not eliminate the protections of this section for any remaining residential occupants qualified for such protections. Non-residential space in a building as of the effective date of this subdivision shall be offered for residen- tial use only after the obtaining of a residential certificate of occu- pancy for such space and such space shall be exempt from this article, even if a portion of such building may be an interim multiple dwelling. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.