senate Bill S4845

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes cities, towns and villages to establish mixed-use age integrated communities, offer incentives to developers, and a tax exemption for such property

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Apr 26, 2013 referred to cities

S4845 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4223
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§28-a, 81-d & 81-f, Gen City L; amd §§261-b, 261-c & 272-a, Town L; amd §§7-703, 7-703-a & 7-722, Vil L; add §421-n, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3878
2009-2010: A1717

S4845 - Summary

Authorizes cities, towns and villages to establish mixed-use age-integrated communities by permitting the development of sites to combine residential units, commercial space and/or services for a multi-age population; 30% of such residential units shall be for persons 60 years of age or older, and at least 10% thereof shall be affordable by persons at 60% or less of the area median income; authorizes, cities, town and villages to grant incentives for the construction of such communities; grants a real property tax exemption for such housing.

S4845 - Sponsor Memo

S4845 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4845

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the general city law, the town law, the village law  and
  the real property tax law, in relation to age integrated communities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative finding. The legislature  finds  that  in  many
areas of the state there is inadequate availability of affordable senior
citizen  housing  and/or housing integrated in communities with services
for seniors including transportation, shopping, community facilities and
residential neighborhoods. The housing inadequacy will get worse because
the number of New York citizens over 65 years of age  will  increase  40
per  centum  over  the 30 years between 1995 and 2025.  As a result, the
legislature finds that a senior citizen housing crisis exists.
  Therefore, the legislature hereby finds and declares that it is neces-
sary for cities, towns and villages to foster housing opportunities  for
seniors  through  zoning and planning actions. This may include, but not
be limited to, allowing mixed-use development with senior dwelling units
compatibly integrated and facilitating new mixed-use development includ-
ing planned unit developments within use and area requirements.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 28-a of the general city law is  amended
by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  "MIXED-USE  AGE-INTEGRATED HOUSING" SHALL MEAN THE DEVELOPMENT OR
REDEVELOPMENT OF SINGLE SITES TO COMBINE RESIDENTIAL  UNITS,  COMMERCIAL
SPACE AND/OR SERVICES FOR A MULTI-AGE POPULATION.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, AT
LEAST  THIRTY  PER CENTUM OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS SHALL
BE FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OVER AND AT  LEAST  TEN
PER  CENTUM OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS SHALL BE AFFORDABLE
TO INDIVIDUALS AT SIXTY PER CENTUM OR LESS OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME.
  S 3. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 4 of section  28-a  of  the  general
city  law,  as amended by chapter 418 of the laws of 1995, is amended to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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