NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A7846A
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the commissioner of general
services to transfer and convey certain state land to the city of New
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides the authorization to the Commissioner of General Services
(OGS)to do all things necessary to convey the state land located at
Cedar Street Southbound Extension, New Rochelle, in the County of West-
chester to the City of New Rochelle.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Provides the Commissioner of OGS the power to transfer and to
convey such lands to the City of New Rochelle, upon terms and conditions
Section 2: Provides general description of the property.
Section 3: Provides that the description of the land in section two of
this bill is not meant to be a legal description, and that, as a condi-
tion of any conveyance, the City of New Rochelle may submit to the
Commissioner of OGS a survey and description of the property.
Section 4: Provides that the Commissioner of OGS shall convey the prop-
erty described in section two of this act only upon application by the
City of New Rochelle, Westchester County, that such take place. Any such
application for conveyance of the property described in section two of
this act must be made within one year of this act becoming law.
Section 5: Provides that the property transferred to the City of New
Rochelle shall be used exclusively for the construction of municipal
facilities and to satisfy the affordable housing needs of residents of
the City of New Rochelle, and that upon termination of such use the
property shall revert back to the state.
Section 6: Provides for an immediate effective date for this act.
Cedar Street in downtown New Rochelle, between Huguenot Street and
Harrison Street was built for an era that no longer exists. That era is
one that revolved solely around motor vehicles as a means to get around.
That is not the reality for downtown right now, or in the future. New
Rochelle is in the process of transforming its downtown into a vibrant
city that will be dominated by pedestrians, mass-transit (both local and
regional) and other means.
The four lane, one-way road serves a small number of vehicles each day.
By closing this roadway, these vehicles will have no problem accessing
their destinations by utilizing nearby streets. Further, New Rochelle's
plan to convert Huguenot Street to two-way will provide additional
options and accessibility. Additionally, this conversion will allow the
City to build a new fire station, a new City Hall and a new school.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
May 24, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, OTIS -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
AN ACT to authorize the commissioner of general services to transfer and
convey certain state land to the city of New Rochelle
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act but notwithstanding
2 any other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of general
3 services is hereby authorized to transfer and convey to the city of New
4 Rochelle, in consideration of one dollar and upon such other consider-
5 ation as the commissioner may deem proper, the state land located at
6 Cedar Street Southbound Extension, New Rochelle, in the county of West-
7 chester, declared to be not necessary for traffic flow by the department
8 of transportation.
9 § 2. The lands authorized by section one of this act to be transferred
10 and conveyed are as follows:
11 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and
12 being in the City of New Rochelle, County of Westchester and State of
13 New York, known and designated Cedar Street Southbound Extension which
14 said easterly boundary of said portion of Cedar Street is shown on a
15 certain map entitled, "Map of Parcels Nos. 10, 10A and 12 Cedar Street
16 Redevelopment Project, situated in the City of New Rochelle, Westchester
17 County, New York", prepared by Gabriel E. Senor, Consulting Engineer and
18 Surveyor, dated June 7, 1967 and filed in the Westchester County Clerk's
19 Office, Division of Land Records on August 8, 1968 as Map No. 16228 and
20 being more particularly bounded and described as follows:
21 BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Huguenot Street at the
22 easterly end of a curve connecting the easterly side of Cedar Street
23 Southbound Extension with the southerly side of Huguenot Street which
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 7846--A 2
1 curve has a radius of 23 feet, a central angle of 97 degrees 48' 39" and
2 a distance of 39.26 feet (survey) 39.13 feet (map);
3 RUNNING THENCE southwesterly along said easterly boundary of Cedar
4 Street Southbound extension the following courses and distances;
5 On a curve to the left having a radius of 23 feet, a radial bearing of
6 South 02 degrees 47' 27" West, a central angle of 97 degrees 48' 39" and
7 a distance of 39.26 feet;
8 RUNNING THENCE on a curve to the right having a radius of 278.00 feet,
9 a central angle of 27 degrees 50' 35" and a distance of 135.10 feet;
10 RUNNING THENCE South 22 degrees 49' 22.44" West 111.229 feet;
11 RUNNING THENCE South 71 degrees 35' 12" East 49.70 feet;
12 RUNNING THENCE South 53 degrees 56' 58" West 160.00 feet; to a point
13 on the southerly end of Cedar Street Southbound Extension as shown on
14 certain map entitled, "Map of Parcel 8 and 9 Cedar Street Redevelopment
15 Project, situated in the City of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New
16 York, Project NY R57, prepared by Charles E Ward, Consulting Engineer
17 and Surveyor, dated June 7, 1967 and filed in the Westchester County
18 Clerk's Office, Division of Land Records on August 19, 1965 as Map No.
19 14556 and being more particularly bounded and described as follows:
20 RUNNING THENCE North 34 degrees 58' 52" West 25.06 feet;
21 RUNNING THENCE North 35 degrees 55' 52" West 25.31 feet; to a point on
22 the westerly boundary of Cedar Street Southbound Extension, thence
23 proceed the following courses and distances;
24 North 22 degrees 49' 22.44" East 217.89 feet;
25 RUNNING THENCE on a curve to the left having a radius of 202.00 feet,
26 a central angle of 35 degrees 51' 47.44" and a distance of 126.44 feet;
27 RUNNING THENCE on a curve to the left having a radius of 10.00 feet, a
28 central angle of 77 degrees 58' 58" and a distance of 13.61 feet;
29 RUNNING THENCE South 87 degrees 59' 07" East 114.17 feet to the point
30 and place of BEGINNING
31 § 3. The description in section two of this act of the land to be
32 conveyed is not intended to be a legal description but is intended to
33 identify the parcel to be conveyed. As a condition of the purchase, the
34 city of New Rochelle may submit to the commissioner of general services,
35 for his or her approval, an accurate survey and description of the lands
36 to be conveyed, which may be used in the conveyance thereof.
37 § 4. The office of general services shall not transfer or convey the
38 aforesaid land unless application in a form acceptable to the office of
39 general services is made to the office of general services by the city
40 of New Rochelle which application must be made within one year after the
41 effective date of this act.
42 § 5. Any lands transferred pursuant to this act shall be used for the
43 purposes of the city of New Rochelle to utilize the subject property
44 exclusively for the construction of municipal facilities and to satisfy
45 the affordable housing needs of residents of the city of New Rochelle,
46 and upon termination of such use, title to the lands so transferred
47 shall revert to the state of New York.
48 § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.