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Record #: O2021-4059   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 10/27/2021
Title: Sale of vacant City-owned property to Diamond Realty Management Services, Inc. for conditional use parking lot only on former gas station site at 6941 S Stony Island Ave
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2021-4059.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR
September 14,2021









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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, 1 transmit herewith ordinances authorizing the sale of City-owned properties.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,
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, pursuant to ordinances adopted by the City Council of the City ("City Council") on October 7, 1998, and published in the Journal of Proceedings ofthe City Council ("Journal") for said date at pages 78137 and 78139 through 78242, the City Council approved a certain redevelopment plan and project ("Redevelopment Plan") for the 71st and Stony Island Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area ("Redevelopment Area"); and

WHEREAS, the City is the owner of the vacant land located at 6941 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60649, which is located in the South Shore Community Area and is legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "City Land"); and

WHEREAS, the City Land is located in the Redevelopment Area and is comprised of approximately 0.3 acres (13,165 square feet); and

WHEREAS, the market value of the City Land is $160,000 (the "Purchase Price") based on an appraisal dated August 18, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Diamond Realty Management Services, Inc., an Illinois corporation ("Grantee"), has offered to purchase the City Land from the City for the Purchase Price; and

WHEREAS, Grantee owns the real property located adjacent to the City Land at 6945-49 South Stony Island Avenue, which is improved with a commercial building (the "Building"); and
WHEREAS, Grantee is currently renovating the Building and intends to develop the Gity Land as a parking lot to complement the renovation and serve the adjacent commercial space, which use is consistent with the purposes and objectives ofthe Redevelopment Plan; and

WHEREAS, the City Land was previously used as a gas station from at least 1926 through the late-1990s; and
WHEREAS, given this prior use and the potential for environmental contamination, the City is conveying the City Land to Grantee subject to a use restriction, prohibiting the use of the City Land for anything other than a parking lot without the prior approval of the City and compliance with all City requirements, which may include enrolling the site in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Site Remediation Program; and

WHEREAS, by resolution adopted on June 17, 2021, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the conveyance of the City Land to Grantee; and

WHEREAS, public notices advertising the Department's intent to enter into a negotiated sale of the City Land with Grantee and requesting alternative proposals appeared in the Chicago Tribune on June 15 and 22, 2021; and

WHEREAS, no alternative proposals were received by the deadline indicated in the aforesaid notices; and

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WHEREAS, the City Council previously authorized the conveyance of the City Land to Illinois Power Development LLC, an Illinois limited liability company and an affiliate of Grantee (the "Affiliate"), by ordinance adopted on June 12, 2019, and published in the Journal for said date at pages 802 through 843 (the "2019 Ordinance"): and

WHEREAS, the Affiliate is no longer interested in purchasing the City Land in accordance with the terms of the 2019 Ordinance, and the Department of Planning and Development (the "Department") has determined that it is in the best interests of the City to repeal the 2019 Ordinance; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby adopted as the findings ofthe City Council.
SECTION 2. The City Council hereby approves the sale of the City Land to Grantee in its "as is" condition forthe Purchase Price.

SECTION 3. The Mayor or her proxy is authorized to execute, and the City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk is authorized to attest, a quitclaim deed conveying the City Land to Grantee, or to a land trust of which Grantee is the sole beneficiary, or to an entity of which Grantee is the sole controlling party or which is comprised of the same principal parties, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.

SECTION 4. The Commissioner of the Department (the "Commissioner"), or a designee of the Commissioner, is each hereby authorized, subject to the review and approval of the City's Corporation Counsel as to form and legality, to negotiate, execute and deliver such other documents and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out and comply with the provisions of this ordinance.

SECTION 5. If any provision of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this ordinance.

SECTION 6. The 2019 Ordinance is hereby repealed in its entirety, and all other ordinances, resolutions, motions or orders inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

SECTION 7. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and approval.


Attachments: Exhibit A - Legal Description of City Land Exhibit B - Form of Deed










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EXHIBIT A

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF CITY LAND
(SUBJECT TO FINAL SURVEY AND TITLE COMMITMENT)

PARCEL 1:

THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOT 8, AND THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOT 9 (EXCEPT THE NORTH 19.4 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK 3 OF ANDRE MATTESON'S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PARCEL 2:

THE NORTH 19.4 FEET OF THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOT 9, ALSO THAT PART OF THE NORTH 6.4 FEET OF LOT 9 LYING EAST OF THE WEST 100 FEET THEREOF, ALSO THE SOUTH20.81 FEET OF LOT 10 (EXCEPTTHE NORTH 11 INCHES OFTHE EAST33 FEET OF THE SOUTH 20.81 FEET OF SAID LOT 10) ALL IN BLOCK 3 OF ANDRE MATTESON'S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 3.36 CHAINS SOUTH OF AND ADJOINING THE NORTH 6.73 CHAINS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
ADDRESS: 6941 SOUTH STONY ISLAND AVENUE PIN: 20-24-316-062-0000

























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EXHIBIT B FORM OF DEED





QUITCLAIM DEED AND USE RESTRICTION
(Vacant Land)









(The Above Space for Recorder's Use Only)
THE CITY OF CHICAGO, an Illinois municipal corporation and home rule unit of government, having its principal offices at 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 ("Citv" or "Grantor"), for and in consideration of One Hundred Sixty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($160,000), conveys and quitclaims all interest in the real property legally described and identified on Exhibit A attached hereto (including any improvements located thereon, the "Property"),
pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the City Council of the City on , 20 , and
published in the Journal of Proceedings of the City Council for such date at pages through
, to Diamond Realty Management Services; Inc., an Illinois corporation ("Grantee"), which
has a business address of

This conveyance is expressly subject to the following COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND CONDITIONS, which are a part of the consideration for the Property and which shall run with the land and be binding upon and enforceable against the Grantee and the Grantee's successors and assigns, in perpetuity (unless a shorter period is expressly stated below):

1. Covenant to Build Parking Lot. Grantee shall construct a surface parking lot on the Property in accordance with the general layout and landscaping depicted on Exhibit B attached hereto (the "Parking Lot Site Plan") within twelve (12) months of the date of this Deed, provided that plantings may be delayed for an additional six (6) months if consistent with good landscaping practices. No material deviation to the Parking Lot Site Plan is permitted without written approval from the Department of Planning and Development. The parking lot shall also meet the parking requirements of Chapter 17-10 of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance and the Guide to the Chicago Landscape Ordinance. If these conditions are not met, the City may re-enter the Property and revest title in the City. Grantee covenants to execute and deliver to the City a reconveyance deed to the Property tc further evidence such revesting of title. This right of reverter in favor of the City shall terminate upon the issuance of a certificate of completion, release or similar instrument by the City.
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Use Restriction. The Property was previously used as a gas station from at least 1926 through the late-1990s. Given this prior use and the potential for environmental contamination, the City is conveying the Property for use as a paved parking lot only. Grantee acknowledges and agrees that no other use is permitted without the City's prior review and written approval. If Grantee wishes to develop the Property for an alternative use, Grantee must notify the Department of Assets, Information, and Services or its successor agency (the "Department") prior to commencing construction and take all steps necessary, as determined by the Department, to put the Property in a condition which is suitable for its intended use, which may include enrolling the Property in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Site Remediation Program ("SRP") and obtaining a No Further Remediation Letter from the IEPA approving the alternative use of the Property. The City shall have the right to exercise all remedies available at law and in equity for violation of this use restriction, and may record a notice of default against the Property if the Grantee fails to obtain the Department's prior written approval prior to commencing construction of an alternative use.
"As Is" Sale. Grantee acknowledges that Grantee has had an opportunity to inspect the Property and has relied solely upon its own inspection and other due diligence activities in deciding to acquire the Property, and not upon any information provided by or on behalf of the City or its agents with respect thereto. Grantee acknowledges and agrees that the Property is being conveyed, and Grantee accepts the Property, in its "AS IS," "WHERE IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" condition as ofthe date of this Deed without any covenant, representation, or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, as to the structural, physical or environmental condition of the Property, its compliance with any Laws, or the suitability or merchantability of the Property for any purpose whatsoever. Grantee acknowledges and agrees that Grantee is solely responsible for any investigation and remediation work necessary to put the Property in a condition which is suitable for its intended use.
Release of City. Grantee, on behalf of itself and its officers, directors, employees, successors, assigns and anyone claiming by, through or under any of them, including, without limitation, each and every person, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust or other entity owning, leasing, occupying, using or possessing any portion ofthe Property under or through Grantee following the date of this Deed (collectively, the "Grantee Parties"), hereby releases, relinquishes and forever discharges the City, its officers, agents and employees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties"), from and against any and all losses, damages, obligations, claims, actions, suits, demands, liabilities, judgments, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever (collectively, "Losses"), which Grantee Parties ever had, now have, or hereafter may have, whether grounded in tort or contract or otherwise, in any and all courts or other forums, of whatever kind or nature, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, now existing or occurring after the date of this Deed, based upon, arising out of or in any way connected with, directly or indirectly: (i) any environmental contamination, pollution or hazards associated with the Property or any improvements, facilities or operations located or formerly located thereon, including, without limitation, any release, emission, discharge, generation, transportation, treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous substances, or threatened release, emission or discharge of hazardous substances; (ii) the structural, physical or environmental condition of the Property, including, without limitation, the presence or suspected presence of hazardous substances in, on, under or about the Property or the migration of hazardous substances from or to other property; (iii) any violation of,|1010|
compliance with, enforcement of or liability under any environmental laws, including, without limitation, any governmental or regulatory body response costs, natural resource damages or Losses arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 efseg. ("CERCLA") and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq. ("RCRA"), and (iv) any investigation, cleanup, monitoring, remedial, removal or restoration work required by any federal, state or local governmental agency or political subdivision or other third party in connection or associated with the Property or any improvements, facilities or operations located or formerly located thereon (collectively, "Released Claims"). Grantee Parties waive their rights of contribution and subrogation against the Indemnified Parties. Grantee acknowledges and agrees that the foregoing covenant of release constitutes a material inducement to the City to convey the Property, and that, but for such release, the City would not have agreed to convey the Property to Grantee. It is expressly agreed and understood by and between Grantee and the City that, should any future obligation of Grantee or Grantee Parties arise or be alleged to arise in connection with any environmental, soil or other condition ofthe Property, neither Grantee nor any other Grantee Parties shall assert that those obligations must be satisfied in whole or in part by the City, because this covenant contains a full, complete and final release of all such claims

5. Affordable Housing. Grantee acknowledges that the sale of City-owned land triggers Section 2-44-085 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (as hereafter amended, supplemented or replaced, the "Affordable Requirements Ordinance" or the "ARO"), and therefore, that if Grantee subsequently develops the Property with a residential project, such project may be subject to the requirements ofthe ARO.



























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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Grantor has caused this instrument to be duly executed in its
name and behalf and its seal to be hereunto affixed, by its Mayor and City Clerk, on or as of the
day of , 20 .


ATTEST: CITY OF CHICAGO, an Illinois municipal
corporation and home rule unit of government


By:
Andrea M. Valencia, City Clerk Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor


STATE OF ILLINOIS )
)SS.
COUNTY OFCOOK )

I, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for Cook County, in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that Celia Meza, personally known to me to be the Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation (the "City"), pursuant to proxy on behalf of Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, and Andrea M. Valencia, the City Clerk ofthe City, or her authorized designee, both personally known to me to be the same people whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person, and being first duly sworn by me, acknowledged that as said Corporation Counsel and City Clerk, respectively, each person signed and delivered the foregoing instrument and caused the corporate seal of the City to be affixed thereto, pursuant to authority given by the City, as each person's free and voluntary act, and as the free and voluntary act and deed ofthe City, forthe uses and purposes therein set forth.


Given under my hand and notarial seal on , 20


Notary Public
THIS INSTRUMENT WAS PREPARED BY: MAIL DEED AND TAX BILLS TO:
City of Chicago
Department of Law, Real Estate Division
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 600
Chicago, Illinois 60602



THIS TRANSFER IS EXEMPT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX ACT, 35 ILCS 200/31 -45(b); COOK COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 93-0-27(B); AND THE CHICAGO REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX, MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3-33-060(B).



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(SUB) EXHIBIT A TO DEED LEGAL DESCRIPTION
(SEE EXHIBIT A TO ORDINANCE)
















































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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT

SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Legal name of the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable: Diamond Realty Management Services, Inc.
Check ONE of the following three boxes:

Indicate whether the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is:
[x] the Applicant
OR
[ ] a legal entity currently holding, or anticipated to hold within six months after City action on
the contract, transaction or other undertaking to which this EDS pertains (referred to below as the
"Matter"), a direct or indirect interest in excess of 7.5% in the Applicant. State the Applicant's legal
name:
OR
[ ] a legal entity with a direct or indirect right of control of the Applicant (see Section 11(B)(1)) State the legal name of the entity in which the Disclosing Party holds a right of control:

Business address of the Disclosing Party: 6949 South Stony Island
Chicago, IL 60649
Telephone: 773-885-5877 Fax: Email: rJiecmeflfa@gmail.corn
Name of contact person: Leonard Muhammad
Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one):
Brief description of the Matter to which this EDS pertains. (Include project number and location of property, if applicable):
purchase of vacant lot at 6941 South Stony Island Chicago IL 60649 20-24-316-062-0000

G. Which City agency or department is requesting this EDS? Dept Planning and Development

If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, please complete the following:

Specification # and Contract #
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SECTION n - DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP INTERESTS

A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY

1. Indicate the nature of the Disclosing Party:
[ ] Person [ ] Limited liability company
[ ] Publicly registered business corporation [ ] Limited liability partnership
[x] Privately held business corporation [ ] Joint venture
[ ] Sole proprietorship [ ] Not-for-profit corporation
[ ] General partnership (Is the not-for-profit corporation also a 501 (c)(3))?
[ ] Limited partnership [ ] Yes [ ] No
[ .] Trust [ ] Other (please specify).

2. For legal entities, the state (or foreign country) of incorporation or organization, if applicable:
Illinois
3. For legal entities not organized in the State of Illinois: Has the organization registered to do business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity?

[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Organized in Illinois

B. IF THE DISCLOSING PARTY IS A LEGAL ENTITY:
1. List below the full names and titles, if applicable, of: (i) all executive officers and all directors of the entity; (ii) for not-for-profit corporations, all members, if any, which are legal entities (if there are no such members, write "no members which are legal entities"); (iii) for trusts, estates or other similar entities, the trustee, executor, administrator, or similarly situated party; (iv) for general or limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships or joint ventures, each general partner, managing member, manager or any other person or legal entity that directly or indirectly controls the day-to-day management of the Applicant.

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.

Name Title Leonard Muhammad President




2. Please provide the following information concerning each person or legal entity having a direct or indirect, current or prospective (i.e. within 6 months after City action) beneficial interest (including ownership) in excess of 7.5% of the Applicant. Examples of such an interest include shares in a corporation, partnership interest in a partnership or joint venture, interest of a member or manager in a

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limited liability company, or interest of a beneficiary of a trust, estate or other similar entity. If none, state "None."

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below may be required to submit an EDS on its own behalf.
Name Business Address Percentage Interest in the Applicant
Leonard Muhammad, 6945 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60649 .




SECTION in - INCOME OR COMPENSATION TO, OR OWNERSHIP BY, CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Has the Disclosing Party provided any income or compensation to any City elected official during the
12-month period preceding the date of this EDS? [ ] Yes [ ^ No

Does the Disclosing Party reasonably expect to provide any income or compensation to any City
elected official during the 12-month period following the date of this EDS? [ ] Yes [ x] No

If "yes" to either ofthe above, please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and describe such income or compensation:


Does any City elected official or, to the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, any City elected official's spouse or domestic partner, have a financial interest (as defined in Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("MCC")) in the Disclosing Party? [JYes [x]No

If "yes," please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and/or spouse(s)/domestic partner(s) and describe the financial interests).



SECTION IV ~ DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND OTHER RETAINED PARTIES

The Disclosing Party must disclose the name and business address of each subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist (as defined in MCC Chapter 2-156), accountant, consultant and any other person or entity whom the Disclosing Party has retained or expects to retain in connection with the Matter, as well as the nature of the relationship, and the total amount of the fees paid or estimated to be paid. The Disclosing Party is not required to disclose employees who are paid solely through the Disclosing Party's regular payroll. If the Disclosing Party is uncertain whether a disclosure is required under this Section, the Disclosing Party must either ask the City whether disclosure is required or make the disclosure.

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Name (indicate whether Business retained or anticipated Address to be retained)
Relationship to Disclosing Party Fees (indicate whether
(subcontractor, attorney, paid or estimated.) NOTE:
lobbyist, etc.) "hourly rate" or "t.b.d." is
not an acceptable response.



(Add sheets if necessary)
[x] Check here if the Disclosing Party has not retained, nor expects to retain, any such persons or entities. SECTION V - CERTIFICATIONS
COURT-ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE
Under MCC Section 2-92-415, substantial owners of business entities that contract with the City must remain in compliance with their child support obligations throughout the contract's term.

Has any person who directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of the Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?

[ ] Yes [xj No [ ] No person directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of the Disclosing Party.

If "Yes," has the person entered into a court-approved agreement for payment of all support owed and is the person in compliance with that agreement?

[ ] Yes [x] No
FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS

[This paragraph 1 applies only if the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services.] In the 5-year period preceding the date of this EDS, neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity [see definition in (5) below] has engaged, in connection with the performance of any public contract, the services of an integrity monitor, independent private sector inspector general, or integrity compliance consultant (i.e., an individual or entity with legal, auditing, investigative, or other similar skills, designated by a public agency to help the agency monitor the activity of specified agency vendors as well as help the vendors reform their business practices so they can be considered for agency contracts in the future, or continue with a contract in progress).
The Disclosing Party and its Affiliated Entities are not delinquent in the payment of any fine, fee, tax or other source of indebtedness owed to the City of Chicago, including, but not limited to, water and sewer charges, license fees, parking tickets, property taxes and sales taxes, nor is the Disclosing Party delinquent in the payment of any tax administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue.


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The Disclosing Party and, if the Disclosing Party is a legal entity, all of those persons or entities identified in Section 11(B)(1) of this EDS:

are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from any transactions by any federal, state or local unit of government;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted of a criminal offense, adjudged guilty, or had a civil judgment rendered against them in connection with: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; a violation of federal or state antitrust statutes; fraud; embezzlement; theft; forgery; bribery; falsification or destruction of records; making false statements; or receiving stolen property;
are not presently indicted for, or criminally or civilly charged by, a governmental entity (federal, state or local) with committing any of the offenses set forth in subparagraph (b) above;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, had one or more public transactions (federal, state or local) terminated for cause or default; and
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted, adjudged guilty, or found liable in a civil proceeding, or in any criminal or civil action, including actions concerning environmental violations, instituted by the City or by the federal government, any state, or any other unit of local government.
The Disclosing Party understands and shall comply with the applicable requirements of MCC Chapters 2-56 (Inspector General) and 2-156 (Governmental Ethics).
Certifications (5), (6) and (7) concern:

the Disclosing Party;
any "Contractor" (meaning any contractor or subcontractor used by the Disclosing Party in connection with the Matter, including but not limited to all persons or legal entities disclosed under Section IV, "Disclosure of Subcontractors and Other Retained Parties");
any "Affiliated Entity" (meaning a person or entity that, directly cr indirectly: controls the Disclosing Party, is controlled by the Disclosing Party, or is, with the Disclosing Party, under common control of another person or entity). Indicia of control include, without limitation: interlocking management or ownership; identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment; common use of employees; or organization ofa business entity following the ineligibility of a business entity to do business with federal or state or local government, including the City, using substantially the same management, ownership, or principals as the ineligible entity. With respect to Contractors, the term Affiliated Entity means a person or entity that directly or indirectly controls the Contractor, is controlled by it, or, with the Contractor, is under common control of another person or entity;
any responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any other official, agent or employee of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity (collectively "Agents").

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Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Contractor, nor any Affiliated Entity of either the Disclosing Party or any Contractor, nor any Agents have, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, or, with respect to a Contractor, an Affiliated Entity, or an Affiliated Entity of a Contractor during the 5 years before the date of such Contractor's or Affiliated Entity's contract or engagement in connection with the Matter:
bribed or attempted to bribe, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of bribery or attempting to bribe, a public officer or employee of the City, the State of Illinois, or any agency of the federal government or of any state or local government in the United States of America, in that officer's or employee's official capacity;
agreed or colluded with other bidders or prospective bidders, or been a party to any such agreement, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price or otherwise; or
made an admission of such conduct described in subparagraph (a) or (b) above that is a matter of record, but have not been prosecuted for such conduct; or
violated the provisions referenced in MCC Subsection 2-92-320(a)(4)(Contracts Requiring a Base Wage); (a)(5)(Debarment Regulations); or (a)(6)(Minimum Wage Ordinance).

Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Affiliated Entity or Contractor, or any of their employees, officials, agents or partners, is barred from contracting with any unit of state or local government as a result of engaging in or being convicted of (1) bid-rigging in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-3; (2) bid-rotating in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-4; or (3) any similar offense of any state or of the United States of America that contains the same elements as the offense of bid-rigging or bid-rotating.
Neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity is listed on a Sanctions List maintained by the United States Department of Commerce, State, or Treasury, or any successor federal agency.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] (i) Neither the Applicant nor any "controlling person" [see MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I for applicability and defined terms] of the Applicant is currently indicted or charged with, or has admitted guilt of, or has ever been convicted of, or placed under supervision for, any criminal offense involving actual, attempted, or conspiracy to commit bribery, theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit against an officer or employee ofthe City or any "sister agency"; and (ii) the Applicant understands and acknowledges that compliance with Article I is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: If MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I applies to the Applicant, that Article's permanent compliance timeframe supersedes 5-year compliance timeframes in this Section V.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant and its Affiliated Entities will not use, nor permit their subcontractors to use, any facility listed as having an active exclusion by the U.S. EPA on the federal System for Award Management ("SAM").
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant will obtain from any contractors/subcontractors hired or to be hired in connection with the Matter certifications equal in form and substance to those in Certifications (2) and (9) above and will not, without the prior written consent of the City, use any such
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contractor/subcontractor that does not provide such certifications or that the Applicant has reason to believe has not provided or cannot provide truthful certifications.

11. If the Disclosing Party is unahie to certify to any of the above statements in this Part B (Further Certifications), the Disclosing Party must explain below:
n/a



If the letters "NA," the word "None," or ho response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.

12. To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all current employees of the Disclosing Party who were, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the date of this EDS, an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"), n/a



13. To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all gifts that the Disclosing Party has given or caused to be given, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, to an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago. For purposes of this statement, a "gift" does not include: (i) anything made generally available to City employees or to the general public, or (ii) food or drink provided in the course of official City business and having a retail value of less than $25 per recipient, or (iii) a political contribution otherwise duly reported as required by law (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). As to any gift listed below, please also list the name of the City recipient, n/a



C. CERTIFICATION OF STATUS AS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
The Disclosing Party certifies that the Disclosing Party (check one)
[ ] is [x] is not
a "financial institution" as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b).
If the Disclosing Party IS a financial institution, then the Disclosing Party pledges:
"We are not and will not become a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We further pledge that none of our affiliates is, and none of them will become, a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate of a predatory lender may result in the loss of the privilege of doing business with the City."

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If the Disclosing Party is unable to make this pledge because it or any of its affiliates (as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b)) is a predatory lender within the meaning of MCC Chapter 2-32, explain here (attach additional pages if necessary):



If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.
D. CERTIFICATION REGARDING FINANCIAL INTEREST IN CITY BUSINESS
Any words or terms defined in MCC Chapter 2-156 have the same meanings if used in this Part D.
In accordance with MCC Section 2-156-110: To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, does any official or employee of the City have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the Matter?
[ ] Yes [x] No
NOTE: If you checked "Yes" to Item D(l), proceed to Items D(2) and D(3). If you checked "No" to Item D(l), skip Items D(2) and D(3) and proceed to Part E.
Unless sold pursuant to a process of competitive bidding, or otherwise permitted, no City elected official or employee shall have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the City, or (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the City (collectively, "City Property Sale"). Compensation for property taken pursuant to the City's eminent domain power does not constitute a financial interest within the meaning of this Part D.
Does the Matter involve a City Property Sale?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If you checked "Yes" to Item D(l), provide the names and business addresses ofthe City officials or employees having such financial interest and identify the nature of the financial interest:
Name Business Address Nature of Financial Interest





4. The Disclosing Party further certifies that no prohibited financial interest in the Matter will be acquired by any City official or employee.

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E. CERTIFICATION REGARDING SLAVERY ERA BUSINESS

Please check either (1) or (2) below. If the Disclosing Party checks (2), the Disclosing Party must disclose below or in an attachment to this EDS all information required by (2). Failure to comply with these disclosure requirements may make any contract entered into with the City in connection with the Matter voidable by the City.

* 1. The Disclosing Party verifies that the Disclosing Party has searched any and all records of the Disclosing Party and any and all predecessor entities regarding records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies during the slavery era (including insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or injury or death of their slaves), and the Disclosing Party has found no such records.

2. The Disclosing Party verifies that, as a result of conducting the search in step (1) above, the
Disclosing Party has found records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies. The Disclosing Party verifies that the following constitutes full disclosure of all such records, including the names of any and all slaves or slaveholders described in those records:





SECTION VI - CERTIFICATIONS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED MATTERS

NOTE: If the Matter is federally funded, complete this Section VI. If the Matter is not federally funded, proceed to Section VII. For purposes of this Section VI, tax credits allocated by the City and proceeds of debt obligations of the City are not federal funding.

A. CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING

1. List below the names of all persons or entities registered under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, who have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter: (Add sheets if necessary):




(If no explanation appears or begins on the lines above, or if the letters "NA" or if the word "None" appear, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party means that NO persons or entities registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter.)

2. The Disclosing Party has not spent and will not expend any federally appropriated funds to pay
any person or entity listed in paragraph A(l) above for his or her lobbying activities or to pay any
person or entity to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee of any agency, as defined
by applicable federal law, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee
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of a member of Congress, in connection with the award of any federally funded contract, making any federally funded grant or loan, entering into any cooperative agreement, or to extend, continue, renew, amend, or modify any federally funded contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
The Disclosing Party will submit an updated certification at the end of each calendar quarter in which there occurs any event that materially affects the accuracy of the statements and information set forth in paragraphs A(l) and A(2) above.
The Disclosing Party certifies that either: (i) it is not an organization described in section 50 L (c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (ii) it is an organization described in section 501(c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986 but has not engaged and wilt not engage in "Lobbying Activities," as that term is defined in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended.
If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party must obtain certifications equal in form and substance to paragraphs A(l) through A(4) above from all subcontractors before it awards any subcontract and the Disclosing Party must maintain all such subcontractors' certifications for the duration ofthe Matter and must make such certifications promptly available to the City upon request.
B. CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

If the Matter is federally funded, federal regulations require the Applicant and all proposed subcontractors to submit the following information with their bids or in writing at the outset of negotiations.

Is the Disclosing Parry the Applicant?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If "Yes," answer the three questions below:
Have you developed and do you have on file affirmative action programs pursuant to applicable federal regulations? (See 41 CFR Part 60-2.)
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Have you filed with the Joint Reporting Committee, the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission all reports due under the applicable filing requirements?
[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Reports not required
Have you participated in any previous contracts or subcontracts subject to the equal opportunity clause?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If you checked "No" to question (I) or (2) above, please provide an explanation:



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- FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CERTIFICATION
The Disclosing Party understands and agrees that:
The certifications, disclosures, and acknowledgments contained in this EDS will become part of any contract or other agreement between the Applicant and the City in connection with the Matter, whether procurement, City assistance, or other City action, and are material inducements to the City's execution of any contract or taking other action with respect to the Matter. The Disclosing Party understands that it must comply with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations on which this EDS is based.
The City's Governmental Ethics Ordinance, MCC Chapter 2-156, imposes certain duties and obligations on persons or entities seeking City contracts, work, business, or transactions. The full text of this ordinance and a training program is available on line at www.citvofchicago.org/Ethics . and may also be obtained from the City's Board of Ethics, 740 N. Sedgwick St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 744-9660. The Disclosing Party must comply fully with this ordinance.
If the City determines that any information provided in this EDS is false, incomplete or inaccurate, any contract or other agreement in connection with which it is submitted may be rescinded or be void or voidable, and the City may pursue any remedies under the contract or agreement (if not rescinded or void), at law, or in equity, including terminating the Disclosing Party's participation in the Matter and/or declining to allow the Disclosing Party to participate in other City transactions. Remedies at law for a false statement of material fact may include incarceration and an award to the City of treble damages.
It is the City's policy to make this document available to the public on its Internet site and/or upon request. Some or all ofthe information provided in, and appended to, this EDS may be made publicly available on the Internet, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, or otherwise. By completing and signing this EDS, the Disclosing Party waives and releases any possible rights or claims which it may have against the City in connection with the public release of information contained in this EDS and also authorizes the City to verify the accuracy of any information submitted in this EDS.
The information provided in this EDS must be kept current. In the event of changes, the Disclosing Party must supplement this EDS up to the time the City takes action on the Matter. If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, the Disclosing Party must update this EDS as the contract requires. NOTE: With respect to Matters subject to MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I (imposing PERMANENT INELIGIBILITY for certain specified offenses), the information provided herein regarding eligibility must be kept current for a longer period, as required by MCC Chapter 1-23 and Section 2-154-020.







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CERTIFICATION

Under penalty of perjury, the person signing below: (1) warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, on behalf of the Disclosing Party, and (2) warrants that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, are true, accurate and complete as of the date furnished to the City.


Diamond Realty Management Services, Inc.

^— (Sign here) '
Leonard Muhammad
(Print or type name of person signing)
President
(Print or type title of person signing)


















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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX A

FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS

This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5%. It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.

Under MCC Section 2-154-015, the Disclosing Party must disclose whether such Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently has a "familial relationship" with any elected city official or department head. A "familial relationship" exists if, as of the date this EDS is signed, the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof is related to the mayor, any alderman, the city clerk, the city treasurer or any city department head as spouse or domestic partner or as any of the following, whether by blood or adoption: parent, child, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather or stepmother, stepson or stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister or half-brother or half-sister.

"Applicable Party" means (1) all executive officers of the Disclosing Party listed in Section II.B. La., if the Disclosing Party is a corporation; all partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a general partnership; all general partners and limited partners ofthe Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited partnership; all managers, managing members and members ofthe Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited liability company; (2) all principal officers of the Disclosing Party; and (3) any person having more than a 7.5% ownership interest in the Disclosing Party. "Principal officers" means the president, chief operating officer, executive director, chief financial officer, treasurer or secretary ofa legal entity or any person exercising similar authority.

Does the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently have a "familial relationship" with an elected city official or department head?

[ ] Yes [x] No

If yes, please identify below (1) the name and title of such person, (2) the name ofthe legal entity to which such person is connected; (3) the name and title of the elected city official or department head to whom such person has a familial relationship, and (4) the precise nature of such familial relationship.








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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX B

BUILDING CODE SCOFFLAW/PROBLEM LANDLORD CERTIFICATION
This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5% (an "Owner"). It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.
Pursuant to MCC Section 2-154-010, is the Applicant or any Owner identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?

[ ] Yes No
If the Applicant is a legal entity publicly traded on any exchange, is any officer or director of the Applicant identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?

[ ] Yes [ x] No [ ] The Applicant is not publicly traded on any exchange.
If yes to (1) or (2) above, please identify below the name of each person or legal entity identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord and the address of each building or buildings to which the pertinent code violations apply.






















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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX C
PROHIBITION ON WAGE & SALARY HISTORY SCREENING - CERTIFICATION
This Appendix is to be completed only by an Applicant that is completing this EDS as a "contractor" as defined in MCC Section 2-92-385. That section, which should be consulted (www.amlegal.com ). generally covers a party to any agreement pursuant to which they: (i) receive City of Chicago funds in consideration for services, work or goods provided (including for legal or other professional services), or (ii) pay the City money for a license, grant or concession allowing them to conduct a business on City premises.

On behalf of an Applicant that is a contractor pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-385,1 hereby certify that the Applicant is in compliance with MCC Section 2-92-3 85(b)(1) and (2), which prohibit: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, or (ii) seeking job applicants' wage or salary history from current or former employers. I also certify that the Applicant has adopted a policy that includes those prohibitions.
[ ]Yes. [ ]No
- I am not an Applicant that is a "contractor" as defined in MCC Section 2-92-385. This certification shall serve as the affidavit required by MCC Section 2-92-385(c)(1). If you checked "no" to the above, please explain.



















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FORM "A "
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
. • . REAL ESTATE DIVISION
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION rS OFFERED IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION TO:
Q Purchase ? Lease
, PROPERTY LOCATED AT: 6949 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60649.
Date: 9/21/2020
Individual/Organization Name: Diamond Realty Management Services, Inc.
Individual/Organization Address: 6941 S. Stony Island . Phone: 773-885-:5877 . _
Contact Person: Leonard Muhammad Phone: 773-885-5877
PR^CTALPRQEILErft^ Name: Leonard Muhammad Home Address: Telephoned Date of Birth: Social Security Number D river's License Numb e: License Plate Number: E
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Social Security Number
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