Bill Text: NY A10810 | 2011-2012 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of empire state development to acquire the premises known as 589 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn, and provides for compensation therefor; provides that the commissioner shall issue a request for proposals for a full-service supermarket to be operated at the property.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-08-24 - referred to judiciary [A10810 Detail]

Download: New_York-2011-A10810-Introduced.html
                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y
                                    August 24, 2012
       Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Brennan) --
         read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
       AN ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of empire state  devel-
         opment  to  acquire  the  premises known as 589 Prospect Avenue in the
         borough of Brooklyn and providing for compensation therefor
    1    Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. The legislature hereby
    2  finds, determines and declares that it is a matter of state concern  and
    3  in the interest of the people of the state to protect and provide a full
    4  service  supermarket  in  the  Windsor Terrace section of the borough of
    5  Brooklyn. The loss of the only such supermarket  in  the  community  has
    6  severely  impacted  the  lives of many senior citizens and others in the
    7  community without cars who have no place they  can  walk  to  buy  fresh
    8  produce,  meats and other staples.  Therefore, the legislature finds and
    9  declares that the proposed conversion of the property designated as  lot
   10  43  in tax block 1116, also known as 589 Prospect Avenue, in the borough
   11  of Brooklyn, for use other than a full service supermarket  would  seri-
   12  ously impact the health of these residents due to the limitation on what
   13  food  would be available to them without diverting part of their grocery
   14  money for transportation to other communities.
   15    S 2. The commissioner of empire state development  shall  acquire,  by
   16  purchase  or  condemnation,  from  the  current  owner,  pursuant to the
   17  eminent domain procedure law, the premises known as 589 Prospect Avenue.
   18  Furthermore, such commissioner is hereby directed to issue a request for
   19  proposals for a full-service supermarket to be  operated  at  this  site
   20  through  a  long-term  lease between the operator of the supermarket and
   21  empire  state  development.  Proceedings  for  such  acquisition   shall
   22  commence immediately upon the effective date of this act.
   23    S 3. Just compensation for such purchase or condemnation shall be paid
   24  to  the  current  owner  of the property in a manner consistent with the
   25  eminent domain procedure law and other applicable laws.
   26    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.