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Record #: O2021-2613   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Vacation of public way(s) in area bounded by W 21st St, S Throop St, W Cermak Rd and S Loomis St
Sponsors: Sigcho-Lopez, Byron
Topic: ALLEY - Vacation, - STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2021-2613.pdf
INDUSTRIAL VACATION ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of local government pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 (a) ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and


WHEREAS, the City has experienced a significant loss of industry and jobs in recent years, accompanied by a corresponding erosion of its tax base, due in part to industrial firms' inability to acquire additional property needed for their continued viability and growth; and


WHEREAS, many industrial firms adjoin streets and alleys that are no longer required for public use and might more productively be used for plant expansion and modernization, employee parking, improved security, truck loading areas or other industrial uses; and


WHEREAS, the City can strengthen established industrial areas and expand the city's jobs base by encouraging the growth and modernization of existing industrial facilities through the vacation of public streets and alleys for reduced compensation; and


WHEREAS, the properties at 1348-1358 W. 21st Place, 1349-1359 W. 21st Place and 2135-2145 S. Loomis Street are owned by H. Kramer & Co., an Illinois corporation ("Developer"); and


WHEREAS, the Developer employs ninety-six (96) full-time employees; and


WHEREAS, the Developer proposes to use the portion of the street and alley herein vacated for improved security, and improved material handling; and


WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Chicago, after due investigation and consideration, has determined that the nature and extent of public use and the public interest to -be subserved is such^as tctewarr-ant-the-vacation of part of public street ancfcalleygdesefibed--below; now, therefore,


BE IT ORDAINED B Y-THE.CffY<;ObHN61L OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:










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SECTION 1. Legal Description
VACATION OF:

THAT PART OF W. 21ST PLACE 66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY, LYING SOUTH AND A...

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