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Record #: O2020-4584   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/9/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 10/7/2020
Title: Acquisition of various parcels on W Division St between Cleveland Ave and Kennedy Expressway for rights-of-way usage and reconstruction of Division St including bridges over North Branch of Chicago River and North Branch Canal
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2020-4584.pdf


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

September 9, 2020










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith an ordinance regarding a right-of-way acquisition for Division Street reconstruction.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the 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 has established the Community Development Commission (the "Commission") to, among other things, designate redevelopment areas and approve redevelopment plans, and recommend the acquisition of parcels located in redevelopment areas, subject to the approval of the City Council of the City ("City Council"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant Chapter 2-102-030 of the Municipal Code of the City, the Commissioner ("Commissioner") of the Department of Transportation of the City ("CDOT") has the power and duty to control the acquisition of rights of way for and the improvement, construction, maintenance and repair of the public ways, and to supervise and control such projects; and

WHEREAS, the City has determined that it is useful, desirable and necessary that the City acquire for public ownership and control, with the meaning and authority of 735 ILCS 30/5-5-5(b) those parcels of real property located on West Division Street between Cleveland Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway, as listed on the attached Exhibit A (the "Acquisition Parcels"), for the public purpose of the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the improvement, construction, maintenance and repair of the public ways, specifically reconstructing Division Street from the Kennedy Expressway to Cleveland Avenue, including the replacement of ...

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