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Record #: O2016-4895   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 7/20/2016
Title: Sale of City-owned property at 4150 S Calumet Ave, 4152 S Calumet Ave, 4156 S Calumet Ave and 6953 S Dorchester Ave to NeighborSpace
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2016-4895 (V1).pdf, 2. O2016-4895.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the City is authorized under its home rule powers to regulate the use and development of land; and
WHEREAS, it is a reasonable condition of development approval to ensure that adequate open space and recreational facilities exist within the City; and
WHEREAS, on April 1, 1998, the City Council of the City (the "City Council") adopted the Open Space Impact Fee Ordinance codified at Chapter 18 of Title 16 (the "Open Space Ordinance") of the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Code") to address the need for additional public space and recreational facilities for the benefit of the residents of newly created residential developments in the City; and
WHEREAS, the Open Space Ordinance authorizes, among other things, the collection of fees from residential developments that create new dwelling units without contributing a proportionate share of open space and recreational facilities for the benefit of their residents as part of the overall development (the "Fee-Paying Developments"); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Open Space Ordinance, the Department of Finance ("DOF") has collected fees derived from the Fee-Paying Developments (the "Open Space Fees") and has deposited those fees in separate funds, each fund corresponding to the "Community Area" (as defined in the Open Space Ordinance), in which each of the Fee-Paying Developments is located and from which the Open Space Fees were collected; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") has determined that significant deficits of open space persist in the Grand Boulevard, South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing Community Areas, which deficits were previously documented in the comprehensive plan entitled "The CitySpace Plan," adopted by ...

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