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Record #: O2018-9196   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant and redevelopment agreement with Bronzeville Salon Suites for commercial development at 80 E Pershing Rd
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: FINANCE FUNDS - Neighborhoods Opportunity Fund
Attachments: 1. O2018-9196.pdf
CHICAGO, December 12,2018

To the President and Members ofthe City Council:

Your Committee on the Budget and Government Operations, having had under consideration an Ordinance authorizing the execution of a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant and Redevelopment Agreement with Bronzeville Salon Suites for commercial development at 80 East Pershing Road; and having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that Your Honorable Body pass the Ordinance transmitted herewith.


This recommendation was concurred in by a viva voce vote ofthe members ofthe Committee.


November 14, 2018


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith ordinances authorizing grants under the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 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 is authorized under its home rule powers to regulate the use and development of land; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 16-14-010 et seq. of the Municipal Code of Chicago, as amended (the "Code") contains the Neighborhoods Opportunity Fund Ordinance (the "NOF Ordinance") establishing the Neighborhoods Opportunity Fund (the "NOF");
WHEREAS, the purpose of the NOF is to (a) promote growth within the downtown area through the floor area bonus provisions of Section 17-4-1000 of the Code, and simultaneously generate new revenues for investment in business development and job growth in neighborhoods impacted by poverty, high unemployment, and other indicators of economic deprivation; (b) strengthen neighborhood commercial corridors in qualified investment areas; and (c) address the decline of private investment in qualified investment areas that damages the City's overall economic competitiveness, impedes the sustainable and equitable development of the City as a whole, contributes to inequality and poverty, and has a detrimental effect on the City's quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the NOF shall be used for projects located in or directly benefiting qualified investment areas, as indicated on' a map published by the Commissioner (the "Commissioner") of the Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") and updated at least once every five years; and
WHEREAS, the authorized uses of the NOF are for eligible costs (as defined in the NOF Ordinance) related to (a) commercial establishments that provide, on a permanent or short term (pop up) basis, goods and services which complement and revitalize the areas in which they are located, and which may include, without limitation, grocery stores, retail establishments, and restaurants that sell food primarily for consumption on premises; (b) cultural establishments that provide, on a permanent or short term (pop up) basis, recreational and educational opportunities which complement and revitalize the areas in which they are located; and (c) incubation, mentoring, and training of small businesses that otherwise qualify as authorized uses under (a) or (b) above; and
WHEREAS, DPD has determined that the applicant named in Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Grantee") meets the requirements of the NOF Ordinance and is eligible to receive a NOF grant for the project described in Exhibit A, in the amount and under the terms and conditions set forth in Exhibit A (the "Grant"); and
WHEREAS, DPD has recommended that the City Council of the City approve the Grant to the Grantee, now, therefore,

SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated in and made a part of this ordinance as though fully set forth herein.
SECTION 2. The Commissioner and a designee of the Commissioner (collectively, the "Authorized Officer") are each hereby authorized, subject to approval by the Corporation Counsel, to enter into and execute a redevelopment agreement with the Grantee and to execute such agreements and instruments, and perform any and all acts as shall be necessary or advisable in connection with the implementation of the Grant. The execution of such agreements and instruments and the performance of such acts shall be conclusive evidence of such approval. The Authorized Officer is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the Corporation Counsel, to negotiate any and all terms and provisions in connection with the Grant which do not substantially modify the terms described in Exhibit A hereto. Upon the execution and receipt of proper documentation, the Authorized Officer is hereby authorized to disburse the proceeds of the Grant to the Grantee.
SECTION 3. NOF proceeds in the amount set forth in Exhibit A are hereby appropriated for the purposes described herein.
SECTION 4. To the extent that any ordinance, resolution, rule, order or provision of the Code, or part thereof, is in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance, the provisions of this ordinance shall control. If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any other provisions of this ordinance.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

Exhibit A

October 17, 2018

Eric T. Dantzler Bronzeville Salon Suites 3935 South Wells Street #1 Chicago, Illinois 60609

Dear Mr. Dantzler,

Congratulations, your application for Mayor Emanuel's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund ("NOF") has been conditionally approved for up to $720,334 in NOF Grant assistance, subject to City Council approval and execution of a Redevelopment Agreement ("RDA") with the City of Chicago (the "City"), through the Department of Planning and Development ("DPD").

This letter outlines the general terms and conditions of the approval. Your application was selected and approved based on its proposed Project Plan and Project Scope, which are described below. If any changes are made to either the Project Plan or Project Scope, you must inform DPD in advance of proceeding. Any changes without DPD's prior written approval may result in forfeiture of the NOF Grant.

Property Address;
80 East Pershing Road Chicago, Illinois 60*653 17-34-322-063-0000

Project Plan and Project Scone:
New construction of a 6,500 sq. ft. building to create and house 18 fully equipped salon suites for independent beauty professionals.

Estimated Project Costs;

Estimated Project Costs
Hard Costs $1,427,377
Soft Costs $105,450
Acquisition Costs $60,000
Other Costs $7,917
TOTAL $1,600,744

Payment of NOF Grant:
The NOF Grant will be reimbursed to the Grantee following the completion of the project and the issuance of a Certificate of Completion by DPD.

NOF Covenants;
Operations and Occupancy Covenants. The Grantee shall continuously own, occupy, and operate the entirety of the Project for three years following the issuance of the Certificate of Completion. If the Grantee fails to satisfy these requirements, the City shall have the right to cease NOF payments or terminate the RDA. The City may also have the right to place a lien on the subject property.
Annual Compliance Report The Grantee shall be required to provide an Annual Compliance Report. The compliance monitoring period will extend at least 3 years from the issuance of the Certificate of Completion for the Project. Requirements for the Annual Compliance Reports will be detailed in the RDA.

NOF Grant Award Conditions;
Disbursement of the NOF Grant funds is subject to the following conditions, which will be further detailed in the RDA.
Closing. Grantee shall close on the RDA within 90 days of Council authorization.
Certificate of Completion. Grantees are to complete construction expeditiously following the execution of the RDA. A Certificate of Completion must be issued prior to the second anniversary of the issuance of this NOF Conditional Award Letter, or the Project will be considered in default and the NOF Grant may be forfeited and the RDA may be terminated.
Project Budget Increases to project costs will be your sole responsibility and will not necessitate an increase in the approved NOF Grant amount.
Project Financing. Proof of project financing, evidencing that all available sources of funds outside of the NOF Grant amount are secured and available.
Documentation. All eligible project costs must be appropriately documented. Documentation includes, but is not limited to, detailed invoices, cancelled checks, sworn-owner's statement, sworn statement of contractor and subcontractor to owner and final lien waivers.
Permits. AH permits which are required by the City's Municipal Code must be obtained in order for that work and its corresponding costs to be considered eligible for NOF assistance.
Business Licenses. All necessary business licenses must be obtained by the business prior to the NOF Grant being fully disbursed.
MBE/WBE Requirements. The Grantee must meet at least 26% MBE/ 6%WBE participation for the Project's direct and indirect costs of construction. Prior to the closing date, the Grantee, general contractor and all major subcontractors shall be required to meet with the monitoring staff of DPD with regard to the Grantee's plan to achieve its obligations as established in the RDA and as mandated by City Council ordinance and DPD policy
City Residency/Prevailing Wage Requirements. City residents must perform 50% of all construction hours. Grantee is subject to the City's prevailing wage requirement for all construction trades, as established by the Illinois Department of Labor.

10. Permitted Uses. The Grantee understands that the permitted uses of property and improvements are only as allowed by the Redevelopment Agreement and the applicable zoning restrictions.

Limitations on Other City Funds. NOF funds may not be combined with other City funds, including but not limited to a TIF redevelopment agreement, the Small Business Improvement Fund or the Adopt-a-Landmark Fund.
Build Community Wealth Bonus. The amount of the Build Community Wealth Bonus is capped at 15% of your total eligible project costs for the support of locally-based business and property owners or for creating employment opportunities in areas in need of new jobs.

Once more, we wish to extend congratulations to you for being selected for Mayor Emanuel's NOF program. We look forward to supporting you in your efforts to revitalize our City's neighborhoods. Any questions regarding the NOF requirements and procedures can be addressed to Robert Bumpers, (312) 744-0107, .


David Qpifman Commissioner
Department of Planning and Development

On behalf of Bronzeville Salon Suites (•"Grantee"), I accept the above terms and conditions of the NOF Grant offered by the City of Chic
Co-Owner Title

Return one copy of this letter to: City of Chicago
Department of Planning and Development Attention: Robert Bumpers 121 North LaSalle Street, RM 1006 Chicago, IL 60602
NOF - Eligible Budget
Acquisition Hard Costs
Site Preparation/Excavation
Site Utilities Related Excavation
Building Construction
Steel Truss Package
Acoustic Ceilings Painting Structural Iron Interior Doors Flooring Windows
Landscaping (Fences) General Contractor fees Other FF&E General Conditions CM Fee
Hard Cost Contingency Total Hard Costs


150,000 145,000 90,000 250,000 200,000 34,000 90,000 85,000 25,600 30,000 45,000 20,000 25,000 80,000 35,874 28,000 35,000 10,000 100,000




150,000 145,000 90,000 250,000 200,000 34,000 90,000 85,000 25,600 30,000 45,000 20,000 25,000 80,000 35,874 28,000 35,000 10,000 100,000




150,000 145,000 90,000 250,000 200,000 34,000 90,000 85,000 25,600 30,000 45,000 20,000 25,000 80,000 35,874 28,000 35,000 10,000 100,000


Soft Costs/Fees
Architecture & Engineering Environmental Remediation Survey/title/appraisal Bridge Loan Interest Construction Interest Permits
Other Soft Costs Other Soft Costs Other Soft Costs Other Soft Costs Other Soft Costs Soft Cost Contingency Total Soft Costs

S 1,613,474 | | $ 1,553,474 | | S 1,613,474
MBE 26% $ 403,903 WBE 6% $ 93,208
| NOF AWARD AMOUNT $ 720,334 |