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Record #: SO2015-127   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Sale of City-owned property in East Garfield Park and Greater Englewood community areas under Large Lot Program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2015-127.pdf, 2. SO2015-127.pdf
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government under Section 6(a), Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970 and may exercise any power related to its local governmental affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City has acquired title to numerous parcels of vacant property located throughout the City of Chicago pursuant to its responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, many of the City-owned parcels are of minimal value, yet are costly for the City to clean-up and maintain; and

WHEREAS, by ordinance passed by the City Council of the City (the "City Council") on December 10,2014, the City established the Large Lot Program (codified in Chapter 2-157 of the Municipal Code of Chicago; the "Large Lot Program Ordinance") for the disposition of certain City-owned, vacant parcels, in order to provide local residents greater control over land in their neighborhood and the opportunity to possibly profit from selling those parcels in the future as the areas in which the parcels are located revitalize; and

WHEREAS, it is the City's intention to dispose of those certain Gity-owned, vacant parcels (i.e., no structures), which are zoned residential, located in the East Garfield Park and Greater Englewood community areas, and identified in Exhibit A attached hereto (each, a "City Parcel", and collectively, the "City Parcels"); and

WHEREAS, public notice advertising the proposed sale of the City Parcels located in the East Garfield Park community area appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on July 4, 11, and 18, 2014; and

WHEREAS, public notice advertising the proposed sale of several of the City Parcels located in the Greater Englewood community area appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 8 and 15, 2014, and public notice advertising the proposed sale of the balance of the City Parcels located in the Greater Englewood community area appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on December 11, 18, and 26, 2014; and
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