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Record #: O2014-6946   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/10/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 10/8/2014
Title: Exchange of City-owned properties in 6000 block of S Lafayette Ave and in vicinity of E 63rd St, S Michigan Ave and S Prairie Ave with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for former Englewood Connecting Line
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Transfer
Attachments: 1. O2014-6946.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 10, 2014










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith ordinance authorizing a land exchange with Southern Railway Corporation.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXCHANGE OF CITY PROPERTY FOR THE FORMER ENGLEWOOD CONNECTING LINE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions ofthe Constitution ofthe 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 is the owner of certain real property located on the 6000 block of South Lafayette Avenue, which is legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto and depicted on Exhibit B attached hereto (the "60th Street Property"); and

WHEREAS, the City is also the owner of certain real property formerly comprising a part of (or located near) access ramps for the Chicago Skyway located in the vicinity of 63rd Street, Michigan Avenue and Prairie Avenue, which is legally described on Exhibit C attached hereto and depicted on Exhibit D attached hereto (the "Skyway Property"); and

WHEREAS, the 60th Street Property and the Skyway Property are collectively referred to herein as the "City Property"; and

WHEREAS, Norfolk Southern Railway Company ("NS") is the owner of a former elevated rail line known as the "Englewood Connecting Line" that runs generally from South Wallace Avenue (600 West) on the east to South Hoyne Avenue (2100 West) on the west along the 58th/59th Street corridor, which is legally described on Exhibit E attached hereto and depicted on Exhibit F attached hereto (the "Englewood Connecting Line"); and
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WHEREAS, the Englewood Connecting Line is approximately 1.7 miles in length and range...

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