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Record #: O2019-1554   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Sale of vacant City-owned properties in various neighborhood locations under Large Lot Program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2019-1554.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
March 13,2019










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 the sale of city-owned property.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government under Section 6(a), Article VII ofthe Constitution ofthe State of Illinois of 1970 and may exercise any power related to its local governmental affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City has acquired title to numerous parcels of vacant property located throughout the City of Chicago pursuant to its responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, many ofthe City-owned parcels are of minimal value, yet are costly for the City to clean and maintain; and

WHEREAS, by ordinance passed by the City Council ofthe City (the "City Council") on December 10,2014, and published in the Journal ofthe Proceedings ofthe City Council for such date on pages 100328-100332, the City established the Large Lot Program (codified in Chapter 2-157 of the Municipal Code of Chicago; the "Large Lot Program Ordinance") for the disposition of certain City-owned, vacant parcels, in order to provide local residents greater control over land in their neighborhood and the opportunity to possibly profit from selling those parcels in the future as the areas in which the parcels are located revitalize; and

WHEREAS, it is the City's intention to dispose of those certain City-owned, vacant parcels (i.e., no structures), which are zoned residential, located in the Auburn Gresham, Austin, Avalon Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, East Garfield Park, East Side, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hegewisch, Humboldt Park, Morgan Park, New City, North Lawndale, Oakland, Pullman, River...

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