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Record #: O2019-8017   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: Acquisition of property for establishment of open public space at 724-726 N Kedzie Ave
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2019-8017.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
October 16, 2019










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing an acquisition of property at 724-26 North Kedzie.

Your favorable consideration ofthis ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions ofthe Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970, 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, there is a lack of sufficient open space in the City for recreational and aesthetic uses, and as a result there is a need to develop small open spaces as parks, gardens and natural areas for public use for the benefit of the citizens of the City; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Plan Commission, the Chicago Park District and the City Council of the City (the "City Council") have previously prepared and approved that certain planning document entitled, "CitySpace: An Open Space Plan For Chicago," dated January 1998 (the "Open Space Plan"), which sets forth certain goals and objectives for increasing open space in the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that open space and public parks are essential to the general health, safety and welfare of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the establishment of additional public open space and public parks is essential to the general health, safety and welfare ofthe City; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to purchase real property for additional public open space located at 724-726 N. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, as described on Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (the "Property"); and
WHEREAS, the Property i...

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