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Record #: O2018-4089   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 5/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-45-117 regarding commissioner's authority to evaluate and approve housing development proposals under Near West/Near North Pilot Area Ordinance and 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Scott, Jr. Michael, Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 45 Dept. of Housing and Economic Development
Attachments: 1. O2018-4089.pdf
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970, and as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted the 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance, Section 2-45-115 of the Municipal Code (the "2015 ARO"), to promote the development of affordable housing and create mixed-income neighborhoods where residents of all incomes can thrive; and
WHEREAS, to further address gentrification pressures in the Near West/Near North Areas of the City, the City Council amended Chapter 2-45 of the municipal code to augment the requirements of the ARO in those area by adopting the Near West/Near North ARO Pilot Area Ordinance ("Pilot Area Ordinance"), adopted as Chapter 2-45-117 of the Municipal code by the City Council on October 11, 2017; and
WHEREAS, among the goals of the Pilot Area Ordinance is to stimulate development of affordable housing in portions of areas within the Pilot Area Ordinance where such development is needed to further economic development while providing for affordable housing into the future;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that to achieve this and other goals of the Pilot Area Ordinance, flexibility is needed to evaluate and approve alternative affordable housing development scenarios which meet the goals of the Pilot Area Ordinance but accommodate differing and varying conditions; now, therefore
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:



SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are adopted as the findings of the City Council.
SECTION 2. Chapter 2-45 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the underscored language to Section 2-45-117, as follows:
(K) The commissioner shall have the authority to approve, after

consultation with the Alderman in whose Ward the property which is the subject of a proposal is located, alternative modes ...

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