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Record #: O2018-9027   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Acquisition of Burlington Northern-Santa Fe property for various municipal purposes including El Paseo trail project
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2018-9027.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
November 14, 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 an ordinance authorizing acquisition of Burlington Northern-Santa Fe property for the El Paseo trail project.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
Mayor


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of local government pursuant to 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 Department of Transportation ("CDOT") and Chicago Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") have jointly proposed a series of projects for the extension of a multi-use recreational trail running along and beside Sangamon Street from 16th Street to Cermak Road, thence along Cermak Road to Blue Island Avenue, thence along and parallel to Blue Island Avenue to West 26th Street, thence along and parallel to West 26th Street to Sacramento Avenue, and thence in a southwesterly direction to a terminus on the north bank of the Sanitary Drainage and Ship Canal at South Central Park Avenue ("Trail Project"); and

WHEREAS, on September 24, 2015, the City Council approved an ordinance (CJ p. 6739, et seq.)("Prior Ordinance") authorizing the Corporation Counsel and DPD to negotiate with the owners of several parcels of real estate described therein for the purchase of such property in furtherance of the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan known as the "Pilsen Industrial Corridor," as amended, and in furtherance of the Trail Project; and

WHEREAS the Prior Ordinance states the negotiation is "subject to approval of the purchase price by the City Council;" and

WHEREAS, since the passage of the Prior Ordinance, DPD and C...

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