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Record #: O2016-5605   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/20/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 9/14/2016
Title: Support of Class 7(c) tax incentive for property at 921 S Jefferson St
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: TAX INCENTIVES - Class 7(c)
Attachments: 1. O2016-5605.pdf, 2. O2016-5605 (V1).pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois authorized to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has enacted the Real Property Assessment Classification Ordinance, as amended (the "Ordinance"), which establishes the Class 7c tax incentive under the Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, JAYTEE, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company ("JayTee"), intends to acquire certain real estate located generally at 921 South Jefferson Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607, as further described on Exhibit A hereto (the "Project Site"); and

WHEREAS, JayTee proposes to develop the Project Site, and construct an approximately 118,568 square foot building on the Project Site (the "Project"); and
WHEREAS, the Project will increase employment opportunities, economic activity in the area and growth in the real property tax base; and
WHEREAS, JayTee has applied to the Office of the Assessor of Cook County, Illinois (the "Assessor") for designation of the Project Site as a Class 7c classification (the application being filed under the address 909 South Jefferson Street pending an address change) eligible for certain real estate tax incentives; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance provides that an applicant for Class 7c classification must obtain an ordinance or resolution from the municipality in which the real estate is located expressly stating that (a) the municipality has determined that the eligibility factors of the Ordinance are present, and (b) the municipality supports and consents to the Class 7c classification by the Assessor; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Planning and Development of the City ("DPD") has reviewed the proposed Project, has determined that it meets the necessary eligibility requirements for Class 7c designation, and hereby recommends to the City Council that the C...

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