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Record #: O2017-1705   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/22/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Support of Class L tax incentive for property at 800 S Michigan Ave
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. O2017-1705.pdf, 2. O2017-1705 (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 "Classification Ordinance"), which establishes the Class L property tax classification to encourage the preservation and rehabilitation of certain historically and architecturally significant buildings, which will enhance the general character of real estate in the county and contribute to the economic well-being of the county by increasing the level of economic activity, increasing employment opportunities and contributing to the long-term growth of the real property tax base; and

WHEREAS, Essex Hotel Owner LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Owner"), is the owner of an historic building known as the Essex Inn (the "Building") located at 800 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, as more precisely described in Exhibit 1 attached hereto and hereby made a part hereof (the land and improvements thereon being herein referred to as the "Project Real Estate"); and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the City Council of the City (the "City Council") will adopt an ordinance designating the Building as a Chicago Landmark pursuant to the criteria in Section 2-120-580 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, and such designation as a Chicago landmark will meet the definition of a landmark pursuant to Section 1 of the Classification Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the Owner proposes to rehabilitate the Building thereby preserving the historic building, increasing employment opportunities in the area and contributing to the long-term growth of the real property tax base (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the Project may require a transfer of a beneficial inter...

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