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Record #: O2016-7753   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/5/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 11/1/2016
Title: Vacation of public alley(s) in area bounded by E 48th St, S Kenwood Ave, E 47th St and S Dorchester Ave
Sponsors: King, Sophia D.
Topic: ALLEY - Vacation
Attachments: 1. O2016-7753.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of local government pursuant to Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 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 wishes to support the charitable, educational and philanthropic activities of established Not for Profit Corporations and encourage the continued viability and growth of such activities; and

WHEREAS, many Not For Profit Corporations own property that adjoins streets and alleys that are no longer required for public use and might more productively be used in furtherance of such activities; and

WHEREAS, the City would benefit from the vacation of these streets and alleys by reducing City expenditures on maintenance, repair and replacement; by reducing fly-dumping, vandalism and other criminal activity; and by providing support for such charitable, educational and philanthropic activities; and

WHEREAS, the City can promote strong communities by facilitating services to the public, and increase the City's job base through the vacation of public street(s) and/or alley(s) for no compensation; and

WHEREAS, the properties at 4732-4758 S. Dorchester Avenue, and 1368-1380 E. 48th Street are owned by Chicago Title Land Trust, a Corporation of Illinois as successor trustee ("Land Trustee") to LaSalle Bank National Association, as successor to American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, March 2, 1994 and known as Trust Number 118087-06 ("Chicago Title Land Trust 118087-06"); and

WHEREAS, the properties at 1356-1364 E. 48th Street, are owned by Southwold Condominium Association which approved a resolution to execute the Consent to Vacation agreement attached as Exhibit A and made a part hereof; and

WHEREAS, the beneficiary of Chicago Title Land Trust 118087-06 is an Illinois Not For Profit Corporation ("Not For Profit Beneficiary") that uses th...

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