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Record #: SO2013-2178   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Sale and redevelopment of City-owned property at 6758-6760 S Stony Island Ave
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Redevelopment, - PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2013-2178.pdf, 2. SO2013-2178.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970, and as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City has established the Community Development Commission ("CDC") to, among other things, designate redevelopment areas and recommend the sale of parcels located in redevelopment areas, subject to the approval of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the City Council of the City (the "City Council") on October 7, 1998 and published at pages 78137 through 78210, in the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council (the "Journal") of such date, a certain redevelopment plan and project ("Redevelopment Plan") for the 71st Street / Stony Island Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area ("Redevelopment Area"), was approved pursuant to the Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, as amended (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 et seg.) (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the City Council on October 7,1998 and published at pages 78210 through 78226 in the Journal of such date, the Redevelopment Area was designated as a redevelopment project area pursuant to the Act; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the City Council on October 7,1998 and published at pages 78226 through 78242 in the Journal of such date, tax increment financing was adopted pursuant to the Act as a means of financing certain Redevelopment Area redevelopment project costs (as defined in the Act) incurred pursuant to the Redevelopment Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Plan and the use of tax increment financing provide a mechanism to support new growth through leveraging private investment, and helping to finance land acquisition, demolition, remediation, site preparation and infrastructure for new development in the Redevelopment Ar...

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