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Record #: SO2019-6466   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/24/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: Sale of vacant City-owned properties at various locations under Large Lot Program
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2019-6466.pdf, 2. SO2019-6466.pdf

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 of the 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 of the Proceedings of the 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") forthe 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, Riverdale, Roseland, South Chicago, South Deering, South Shore, Washington Heights, West Englewood, West Garfield Park and West Pullman community areas, and identified in Exhibit A attached hereto (each, a "City Parcel", and collectively, the "City Parcels"); and

WHEREAS, public notice advertising the proposed sale of the majority of the City Parcels appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on J...

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