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Record #: O2018-4015   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/23/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/23/2018
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District for construction of Edgewater Park
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2018-4015.pdf, 2. O2018-4015 (V1).pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a 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 Chicago Park District (the "Park District"), is an Illinois municipal corporation and a unit of local government under Article VII, Section 1 of the 1970 Constitution, of the State of Illinois, and as such is authorized to exercise control over and supervise the operation of all parks within the corporate limits of the City; and

WHEREAS, on February 10, 2016 the City Council, by an ordinance adopted on October 10, 2003 and published in the Journal for such date at pages 18491 through 18494, authorized the acquisition of six land parcels commonly known as 1628 and 1630 West Hollywood Avenue, and 1619, 1621, 1623 and 1625 West Edgewater Avenue on the site of the former Edgewater Hospital (the "Project Property") which is identified on Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof, from MCZ Edgewater LLC and MCZ Edgewater Exchange LLC to the City; and

WHEREAS, the City intends to acquire the Project Property and to convey it to the Park District for the development of a new public park (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the City has executed a real estate sales agreement regarding the Project Property; and

WHEREAS, the Project Property lies completely within the boundaries of the Edgewater Ashland Redevelopment Area (as hereinafter defined); and

WHEREAS, the City is authorized under the provisions of the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 et seq., as amended from time to time (the "Act"), to finance projects that eradicate blight conditions and conservation factors that could lead to blight through the use of tax increment allocation financing for redevelopment projects; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and pursuant to ordina...

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