City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 2-7-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 375.
A. 
The City of Albany is hereby authorized and empowered to prepare and submit an application for the designation of an economic development zone within the area of the City bounded and described as follows:[1]
(1) 
Beginning at the shoreline of the Hudson River at the junction between the corporate boundaries of the City of Albany and the Town of Bethlehem, thence following the shoreline of the Hudson River northerly approximately 15,400 feet to the railroad bridge, thence following the center line of the railroad bridge westerly approximately 2,400 feet to where the railroad right-of-way abuts Pearl Street, thence following center line of North Pearl Street southerly approximately 1,600 feet to the intersection with Livingston Avenue, thence heading westerly along the center line of Livingston Avenue approximately 3,300 feet to Henry Johnson Boulevard, thence following the center line of Henry Johnson Boulevard southerly, and including all of the properties along Henry Johnson Boulevard as described as the "Northern Boulevard Corridor area" as described in the legal description attached hereto by reference, to Sheridan Avenue, continuing southerly along center line of Henry Johnson Boulevard approximately 400 feet to the intersection of Elk Street, thence following the center line of Elk Street easterly approximately 680 feet to the intersection of Lark Street, thence following the center line of Lark Street northerly approximately 100 feet to the intersection of Spruce Street, thence following the center line of Spruce Street easterly approximately 760 feet to the intersection of Dove Street, thence following the center line of Dove Street northerly approximately 260 feet to the center line of Sheridan Avenue, thence following Sheridan Avenue easterly approximately 2,850 feet to the intersection of North Pearl Street, thence following North Pearl Street southerly approximately 1,100 feet to the center line of State Street, thence following the center line of South Pearl Street southerly approximately 1,100 feet to the center line of the South Mall Arterial, thence following the center line of the South Mall Arterial westerly 380 feet to Grand Street, thence following the center line of Grand Street southerly approximately 2,200 feet to Morton Avenue, thence following Morton Avenue westerly approximately 200 feet to Elizabeth Street, thence following Elizabeth Street southerly approximately 1,700 feet to Second Avenue, thence following Second Avenue easterly approximately 800 feet to Broad Street, thence following Broad Street southerly approximately 640 feet to Seymour Street, thence following Seymour Street westerly approximately 400 feet to Benjamin Street, thence following the center line of Benjamin Street southerly approximately 460 feet to First Avenue, thence following the center line of First Avenue easterly approximately 700 feet to South Pearl Street, thence following the center line of South Pearl Street southerly approximately 2,200 feet to a point which marks the beginning of the C-M Zoning District at the northerly boundary of Parcels 87.06-2-8 and 87.06-2-6, thence following such district line westerly approximately 513 feet to a point, thence following such district line southerly approximately 506 feet to a point, thence following such district line easterly 487 feet to South Pearl Street, thence following the center line of South Pearl Street southerly approximately 1,300 feet to where South Pearl Street crosses the railroad track, thence following the railroad track westerly approximately 2,200 feet to where the track crosses under New York State Route 9W, thence following NYS Route 9W southerly approximately 100 feet to the Normans Kill, thence following center line of the Normans Kill easterly as it winds and turns approximately 5,800 feet to the point which the corporate boundary of the City of Albany bears an easterly course from the Normans Kill and following such easterly boundary of the City of Albany easterly approximately 1,000 feet to the point of beginning.
(2) 
Also, the West Albany Industrial Zone, bounded and described as follows: starting at the intersection of Quail Street and proceeding west 3,000 feet along Livingston Avenue to Rawson Street, thence 375 feet north on Rawson Street to Essex Street, then 1,200 feet west on Essex Street to Watervliet Avenue, then 1,120 feet north to railroad tracks, then 3,280 feet east along railroad tracks, then 880 feet south to Manning Boulevard, then 780 feet east, then 300 feet south to beginning point.
(3) 
Also, a portion of Sheridan Hollow, bounded and described as follows: starting at the intersection of Spruce Street and Dove Street and proceeding 2,365 feet east, then south on Chapel Street for 320 feet, then east on Pine Street 230 feet, then north 390 feet along North Pearl Street, then west 2,470 feet, then south 90 feet on Dove Street to the beginning point.
(4) 
Also, a portion of North Albany, bounded and described as follows: starting from the intersection of North Pearl Street and the Amtrak line and proceeding 1,900 feet northwest along the railroad tracks, then proceeding 400 feet north, then 1,420 feet east to North Pearl Street, then 300 feet north along North Pearl Street, then 160 feet west off Loudonville Road, then north 1,315 feet to I-90 overpass, then 425 feet east along overpass, then 1,000 feet east, then proceeding north 2,205 feet to North Third Street, then 250 feet west along North Third Street, then 140 feet north on Pearl Street, then 75 feet east, then 300 feet north, then 125 feet east, then 730 feet north to City boundary. Then proceeding 900 feet east along City boundary, then 1,050 feet south along Erie Boulevard, then east 1,200 feet to I-787, then southwest 2,750 feet along 1-787 across Erie Boulevard to Broadway, then south on Broadway for 1,500 feet to Bridge Street, then east on Bridge Street 800 feet, then north 1,500 feet on Erie Boulevard, then south along I-787 for 5,350 feet to Amtrak railroad line, then 2,200 feet west along railroad tracks to beginning point.
(5) 
Also, a portion of South End, bounded and described as follows: starting at Teunis Street and Second Avenue intersection, then proceeding south 550 feet on Benjamin Street, then east 480 feet on Seymour Street to South Pearl Street, then 550 feet north on South Pearl Street, then west 480 feet on Second Avenue to beginning point.
[1]
Editor's Note: The boundaries of the Economic Development Zone (now called “Empire Zone”) were amended 11-18-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002; 12-30-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005; and 12-30-2005 by L.L. No. 9-2005. Consult municipal records for current boundary description.
B. 
Those publicly owned properties constituting the Corning Preserve, I-787 and ramps, the Conrail railroad tracks and the Albany County Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Port of Albany shall be and are hereby deleted from the boundaries of the economic development zone.
A. 
Upon the designation of such zone, there is hereby created a Local Zone Administrative Board which shall be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations of the zone and its programs. The Board shall be comprised of nine (9) members to be appointed by the Mayor and who shall serve at his pleasure. Membership on the Board shall consist of a City official, who shall be the Board Chair, and eight (8) other members selected from the following community and business groups:
(1) 
Local small business.
(2) 
Organized labor.
(3) 
Community organizations.
(4) 
Financial institutions.
(5) 
Local educational or job training institutions.
(6) 
Zone residents.
B. 
The Local Zone Administrative Board shall have the power to provide, or enter into contracts to provide, the services essential to the development of business and job opportunities within the zone, such as:
(1) 
Strategic planning for the zone.
(2) 
Marketing of the zone as a place to conduct business.
(3) 
Applying for state and federal assistance.
(4) 
Coordinating the delivery of local and state services.
(5) 
Providing technical assistance to companies.
C. 
The Local Zone Administrative Board shall have the power to contract with various agencies of the State of New York for service delivery within the local zone and shall have the duty of preparing and filing with the New York State Department of Economic Development an annual report on all zone activities.
Upon the designation of such zone, the City Clerk of the City of Albany is hereby designated and shall act as Local Zone Certifier who shall be responsible for certifying with the New York State Commissioners of Economic Development and Labor the eligibility of business enterprises for the benefits available under the program in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the New York State Commissioner of Economic Development.
Upon the designation of such zone, the City Department of Economic Development is hereby designated and shall act as Local Zone Coordinator which shall be responsible for coordinating the tasks necessary for developing, promoting and achieving the economic development and human resource potential of the zone.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage, approval by the Mayor after public hearing and filing with the office of the Secretary of State.