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Record #: O2020-3871   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 9/9/2020
Title: Closure of vehicular and pedestrian traffic through viaduct under Union Pacific Railroad Company at 2600 W Maypole Ave, creation of cul-de-sacs and associated alleyway dedication
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: ALLEY - Dedications, - STREETS - Cul-de-Sacs, - STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2020-3871.pdf

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

July 22, 2020










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the closure of 2600 West Maypole Street viaduct and an associated alley dedication.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE
CLOSURE TO VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC OF VIADUCT LOCATED WITHIN THE PUBLIC WAY AT WEST MAYPOLE AVENUE EAST OF NORTH TALMAN AVENUE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is an Illinois home rule municipality, and pursuant to Article IV, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City and the Union Pacific Railroad Company, a Delaware corporation ("Union Pacific") desire to close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic the viaduct located within the public way known as West Maypole Avenue, formerly known as Park Avenue, immediately east of North Talman Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Union Pacific has agreed to make certain improvements and dedicate certain property in connection with the closing to traffic and Union Pacific's removal of such viaduct; and

WHEREAS, the closure to traffic and the removal of said the viaduct is an improvement to transportation in the public interest and safety; now, therefore,

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:

SECTION 1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this ordinance, the portion of West Maypole Avenue as shown and indicated by the words "CLOSED TO TRAFFIC" on the drawing hereto attached, which drawing forgreater certainty is hereby made a part of this ordinance as Exhibit A ("Closed Public Way"), is hereby closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

SECTION 2. Union Pacific shall dedicate and open to traffic the area indicated by the words ...

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