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Record #: O2019-2576   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Redevelopment agreement with Enlace Chicago for grant and expenditure of Neighborhoods Opportunity Funds at 2759 S Harding Ave
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Redevelopment, - FINANCE FUNDS - Neighborhoods Opportunity Fund
Attachments: 1. O2019-2576.pdf
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 seg 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"); and
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 establ...

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