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Record #: O2019-5742   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/24/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 9/18/2019
Title: Vacation of S Keeler Ave bounded by W 40th St and W District Blvd
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2019-5742.pdf

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 City wishes to support the charitable, educational and philanthropic activities of established not-for-profit corporations and encourage the continued viability and growth of such activities; and

WHEREAS, many not-for-profit corporations own property that adjoins streets and alleys that are no longer required for public use and might more productively be used in furtherance of such activities; and

WHEREAS, the City would benefit from the vacation of these streets and alleys by reducing City expenditures on maintenance, repair and replacement; by reducing fly-dumping, vandalism and other criminal activity; and by providing support for such charitable, educational and philanthropic activities; and

WHEREAS, the City can promote strong communities by facilitating services to the public, and increase the City's job base through the vacation of public way for no compensation; and

WHEREAS, the properties at 4044-4210 S. Keeler Avenue and 4045-4211 S. Keeler Avenue are owned by Greater Chicago Food Depository, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation ("Developer"); and

WHEREAS, the Developer proposes to use the portion of the public street to be vacated herein for a connection between their existing plant and a new meal preparation facility, a demonstration garden and accessory parking; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City, after due investigation and consideration, has determined that the nature and extent of the public use and the public interest to be subserved is such as to warrant the vacation of parts of the public street described in this ordinance; now therefore,

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