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Record #: SO2021-4780   
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 portion(s) of E 30th St, E 29th Pl, E 29th St, S Ellis Ave, E 27th St, S Vernon Ave, E 26th St, and opening of portion(s) of E 29th St, S Lake Park Ave, E 30th St, S Cottage Grove Ave, E 26th St and E 27th St
Sponsors: King, Sophia D.
Topic: STREETS - Openings, - STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2021-4780.pdf, 2. SO2021-4780.pdf

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, all of the properties bounded by E. 26th Street, S. Lake Park Avenue, E. 31st Street and S. Cottage Grove Avenue ("City Property") are owned by the City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation; and

WHEREAS, the properties at approximately 2629-2841 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, 2901-3035 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, 402-458 E. 31st Street and 443-455 E. 29th Street ("Prairie Shores Property") are owned by Prairie Shores Owner, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Prairie Shores"); and

WHEREAS, prior to the recording of this ordinance, Prairie Shores has agreed to record a quitclaim deed ("Quitclaim Deed") conveying and dedicating its reversionary interests in certain rights of way that lay immediately adjacent to the Prairie Shores Property, to the City of Chicago, to be ultimately assembled and developed; and

WHEREAS, on July 21, 2021, the City Council of the City of Chicago approved an ordinance, as published on pages 32933 to 32992 of the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council (the "Journal") for such date, authorizing an agreement for a negotiated sale ("Redevelopment Agreement") of portions of the City Property, formerly known as the Michael Reese Hospital campus, to GRIT Chicago LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Developer") for the construction of the Bronzeville Lakefront mixed-use development; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development proposes, as set forth in the Redevelopment Agreement, to assemble the adjacent properties, including the portions of the streets herein vacated, and lay out new streets in the area; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of...

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