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Record #: O2021-2184   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Lease agreement of vacant land to Chicago Park District for development and operation of secure community gathering space including outdoor roller rink and community plaza project at 4004-4012 W Madison St
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Redevelopment
Attachments: 1. O2021-2184.pdf


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

May 26, 2021










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Assets, Information and Services, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with the Chicago Park District.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions ofthe Constitution ofthe 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 Chicago Park District (the "Park District") is a body politic and corporate organized and existing under the Chicago Park District Act, 70 ILCS 1505/0.01 et seq., with authority to exercise control over and supervise the operation of all parks within the corporate limits ofthe City; and
WHEREAS, the City owns the vacant land located at 4004-12 West Madison Street, as legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Vacant Land"); and

WHEREAS, the Vacant Land is located near the intersection of Madison Street and Pulaski Road in the main commercial corridor of West Garfield Park; and

WHEREAS, this stretch of the Madison/Pulaski commercial corridor has experienced a high level of crime rooted in historic disinvestment; and
WHEREAS, the Vacant Land does not currently serve any productive use and the City has determined that it can be better utilized to create a community gathering and recreational space; and

WHEREAS, the City and the Park District have collaborated with the Garfield Park Wellness Collaborative, community residents and volunteer design and engagement partners to plan and design this new community space; and

WHEREAS, based on this collaboration, the Park District desires to (i) construct a temporary roller rink, multi-purpose space and relate...

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