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Record #: O2017-918   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/22/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Acceptance of Chicago Board of Education property at 7401 S Chappel Ave
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Transfer
Attachments: 1. O2017-918.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
February 22, 2017










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Fleet and Facility Management, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing an acceptance of real property from the Chicago Board of Education.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a municipal corporation and home rule unit of government under 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 Board of Education of the City of Chicago (the "Board") is a body corporate and politic, organized under and existing pursuant to Article 34 of the School Code of the State of Illinois, 105 ILCS 5/1-1, et seq. (the "School Code"); and
WHEREAS, the Board is the beneficial owner of the real estate commonly known as 7401 S. Chappel Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Property"), title to which pursuant to statute is held by the City of Chicago in Trust for the Use of Schools; and

WHEREAS, the Property is comprised of an approximately 8,250 square foot lot improved with an approximately 24,600 square foot, three-story building - the former Bouchet Annex; and

WHEREAS, the Bouchet Annex has been closed and vacant for over 10 years; and

WHEREAS, the Board advertised the Property for sale twice in 2013, but no bids were received; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution Number 17-0125-0P1 (the "Resolution"), adopted by the Board by a vote of not less than two-thirds of its full membership at its meeting on January 25, 2017, the Board determined that the Property is not needed for school purposes and requested the City of Chicago in Trust for Use of Schools to transfer the Propert...

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