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Record #: O2020-3959   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 9/9/2020
Title: Amended and restated conservation easement agreement with Openlands for acreage between N Pulaski Rd, N Central Park Ave, W Petersen Ave and W Bryn Mawr Ave within North Park Village
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Easement
Attachments: 1. O2020-3959.pdf


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 ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing an amendment to a conservation easement agreement with Openlands.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

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ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("Grantor") is the owner in fee simple absolute of certain real property located between Pulaski Road, Central Park Avenue, Petersen Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue, which is commonly known as "North Park Village" (hereinafter called the "Protected Property"); and

WHEREAS, a Grant of Conservation Right in the Form of an Easement dated February 16, 1989 ("Original Easement") was executed by Grantor and recorded in Cook County, Illinois as Document 89235785, which Original Easement conveyed a conservation right pursuant to the Illinois Conservation Rights Act (765 ILCS 120.0.01-120/6)("the Act") to the Corporation for Open Lands ("CorLands") on the Protected Property; and

WHEREAS, a revised plat was filed and recorded on August 4, 1999 in Cook County, Illinois as Document 99741664, which amended the legal description ofthe Protected Property; and

WHEREAS, in 2010, CorLands merged with Openlands, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation ("Grantee"), and all conservation easements previously held by CorLands were transferred to Grantee, including the Original Easement and amended plat; and

WHEREAS, Grantee is a publicly supported, tax-exempt, non-profit corporation under the laws ofthe State of Illinois, which qualifies under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(h) ofthe Internal Revenue Code, whose primary purpose is the preservation, protection or enhancement of land in its natural, scenic and open space condition; and

WHEREAS, consistent with the aforesaid purposes, Grantor has established a policy to pr...

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