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Record #: SO2015-6707   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/24/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 10/28/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-8-037 by restricting mobile food vendors on portions of sidewalks and public way adjacent to Wrigley Field
Sponsors: Tunney, Thomas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 8 Food Establishments
Attachments: 1. SO2015-6707.pdf, 2. O2015-6707.pdf
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council may from time to time define areas, in the interest of preserving public health and safety or avoiding traffic congestion, in which no mobile food vendor may prepare or dispense food from a wheeled vehicle or cart; and
WHEREAS, With 94,368 residents (2010 Census) living within a 3.16 square mile area, Lakeview is the second largest neighborhood of Chicago's community areas by population and highest by density; and
WHEREAS, Lakeview is a neighborhood that is not dominated by skyscrapers, instead it is a vibrant pedestrian-scaled urban community designed for walkability; and
WHEREAS, The half-mile area around Wrigley field is the second largest tourist destination within the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, The many streets within the 44th Ward are widely recognized as Chicago's best examples of pedestrian-oriented shopping districts, intended to promote pedestrian safety and comfort; and
WHEREAS, The streets referenced in Section 4-8-037(b)(2) of this ordinance have a high concentration of existing stores and restaurants, adjoining a street with a right of way of 80 feet or less, have continuous or mostly continuous pattern of buildings that are built abutting or very close to the sidewalks, have doors and entrances abutting the sidewalk and have many storefront windows abutting the sidewalk; and

WHEREAS, The streets referenced in Section 4-8-037(b)(2) of this ordinance have been designated as a pedestrian street or a pedestrian retail street pursuant to Section 17-3-0503-D of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Mobile food carts could attract or cause to be collected or attracted a sufficient number of persons to interfere with the passage of the public along the public way; now, therefore,


SECTION 1. The recitals to this Ordinance are incorporated herein.

SECTION 2. Section 4-8-037 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by insertin...

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