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Record #: O2021-4538   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: Vacation of public alley(s) in area bounded by N Ridge Ave, W Peterson Ave and N Ravenswood Ave
Sponsors: Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: ALLEY - Vacation
Attachments: 1. O2021-4538.pdf
INTERGOVERNMENTAL VACATION ORDINANCE


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


WHEREAS, the properties at 6072-6082 N. Ridge Avenue, 6086 N. Ridge Avenue, 1767-1778 W. Peterson Avenue and approximately 6001-6041 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, are owned by the Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, a division of an Illinois municipal corporation, also known as Metra ("Developer"); and


WHEREAS, the properties at 6060-6070 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, are owned by private residential owners, as represented by the Anderson Pointe Condominium Association ("Anderson Pointe"), under whose authority a resolution with Metra was agreed to for an access easement on the alley herein vacated, said agreement to be recorded simultaneously with the vacation; and
WHEREAS, Metra proposes to assemble its adjacent properties including the portion of the alley to be vacated for the purpose of constructing a new commuter rail station and associated structures; 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 to warrant the vacation of the public alley described in this ordinance; now, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. Legal Description

A NORTH-SOUTH 16-FOOT WIDE PUBLIC ALLEY IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS:

BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF W. PETERSON AVENUE, AS WIDENED BY ORDINANCE PASSED JUNE 23,1920, ORDER OF POSSESSION BY COURT ORDER MAY 20,1938, WHERE IT INT...

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