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Record #: O2016-7650   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/5/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 12/14/2016
Title: Sale of City-owned properties in Auburn, Gresham and Woodlawn community areas under Large Lot Program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2016-7650.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
October 5, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith ordinances authorizing the sale of city-owned property.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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 City-owned, vacant parcels (i.e., no structures), which are zoned residential, located in the Auburn Gresham and Woodlawn 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 Auburn Gresham community area appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on February 25, and March 3 and 10, 2016;...

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