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Record #: O2014-4980   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Acquisition of property at 1163 E 43rd St for reconstruction of pedestrian bridge
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2014-4980.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
June 25,2014









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing an acquisition of property in conjunction with a pedestrian bridge.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("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 Council of the City finds that it is useful, necessary and advantageous for the City to acquire certain improved real property located at 1163 East 43rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60653 and assigned Permanent Index Number 20-02-401-025-0000, as legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto, (the "Property"), for municipal purposes and public ownership and control, namely, for the reconstruction of the 43rd. Street Pedestrian Bridge (the "Project") by the Department of Transportation, which such Project shall provide a safe and ADA accessible pedestrian crossing over Lake Shore Drive linking a new neighborhood park on the west to the Lakefront on the east; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation and its Commissioner ("Commissioner") have determined that the acquisition of the Property is useful, desirable and necessary for a public purpose, public ownership and use thereof by the City; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission (the "Commission") on June 19, 2014, the Commission approved the acquisition of the Property for the Project; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals, findings and statements of fact are hereby adopted as the findings of the City Cou...

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