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Record #: O2018-1346   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 3/28/2018
Title: Expenditure of Open Space Impact Fee funds for acquisition of property at 1554 N Larrabee St
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Open Space Impact Fees, - PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2018-1346.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
February 28, 2018










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 acquisition of properties and associated expenditures of Open Space Impact Fee funds.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances 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 City wishes to acquire for public open space purposes the property commonly known as 1554 N. Larrabee Street, Chicago, Illinois, as further described in Exhibit A (the "Property"); and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Plan Commission, the Chicago Park District and the City Council of the City (the "City Council") have previously prepared and approved that certain planning document entitled, "City Space: An Open Space Plan For Chicago", dated January 1998 (the "Open Space Plan"), which sets forth certain goals and objectives for increasing open space in the City; and

WHEREAS, the acquisition of the Property for public open space is consistent with the purposes and objectives of the Open Space Plan; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the establishment of additional public open space and parkland is essential to the general health, safety and welfare of the City; and

WHEREAS, on April 1, 1998, the City Council adopted the Open Space Impact Fee Ordinance codified at Chapter 18 of Title 16 (the "Open Space Ordinance") of the Municipal Code of Chicago to address the need for additional public space and recreational facilities for the benefit of the residents of newly created residential developments in the City; and...

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