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Record #: O2016-670   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/10/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4 and 5 by establishing Legacy Business Program and modifying applicable license fees
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, Moreno, Proco Joe, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Mitts, Emma, Zalewski, Michael R., Laurino, Margaret, Ervin, Jason C., Sposato, Nicholas, Smith, Michele
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 5 License Fees for Title 4 Licenses, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 28 Legacy Business Program
Attachments: 1. O2016-670.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

SECTION 1. The Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting Chapter 5-28, by adding the language underscored, as follows:

SECTION 5-28. LEGACY BUSINESS PROGRAM. 5-28-010. Legacy Business Registry.
The Department of Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") shall establish and maintain a registry of Legacy Businesses in Chicago ("Registry"). The purpose ofthe Registry is to recognize that longstanding, community-serving businesses can be valuable cultural assets of the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to aid their continued viability and success.
For purposes of this Chapter 5-28, "Legacy Business" means a business that has been nominated by an Alderman or the Mayor in accordance with subsection (c) below, and that DPD determines meets each ofthe following criteria:
1. The business has operated in Chicago for at least 30 years, with no break in Chicago operations exceeding 2 years. The business may have operated in more than one location or jurisdiction, but must have been founded or currently headguartered in Chicago; provided, however, that If the business has operated in Chicago for more than 20 years but less than 30 years, it will be deemed to have satisfied this reguirement if DPD Page 1 of 15
concludes the business has contributed significantly to the history or identity of a particular neighborhood or community and if not included in the Registry the business would face a significant risk of displacement.
The business has contributed to the neighborhood's history and/or the identity of a particular neighborhood or community.
The business is committed to maintaining the physical features or traditions that define the business.

Nominations for the Registry are limited to a total of 300 businesses per calendar year. The nominations for anv year will be the first 300 rece...

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