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Record #: SO2022-1181   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 7/20/2022
Title: Vacation of W 46th St bounded by S Knox Ave and Belt Railroad
Sponsors: Rodriguez, Michael D.
Topic: STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2022-1181.pdf, 2. SO2022-1181.pdf
SUBSTITUTE COMMERCIAL 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 4601-4621 W. 46th Street and 4601-4609 S. Knox Avenue are owned by Joseph J. Bertacchi, as trustee of the Joseph J. Bertacchi Living Trust ("South Owner"); and
WHEREAS, the South Owner proposes to use the portion of the street to be vacated herein for a driveway for the adjacent custom metal fabricating shop; and
WHEREAS, the properties at 4600-4620 W. 46th Street and 4551-4559 S. Knox Avenue are owned by S&G Truck Services, Inc. ("North Owner"); and
WHEREAS, the North Owner proposes to use the portion of the street to be vacated herein for commercial truck routing and parking; and
WHEREAS the South Owner and the North Owner (collectively "Owners") wish to divide the area proposed for vacation, such that each will own an approximately equally-sized portion of the vacated right of way adjacent to their respective properties; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City, 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 street described below; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO: SECTION 1. Legal Description.
The vacation of: THAT PART OF W. 46TH STREET 66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY LYING EAST OF AND ADJOINING THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF S. KNOX AVENUE; LYING WEST OF AND ADJOINING THE BELT RAIL ROAD; LYING SOUTH OF AND ADJOINING THAT PART OF LOT 2 IN CIRCUIT COURT PARTITION OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 3, RECORDED APRIL 29, 1911 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2530529 AND LYING NORTH OF AND ADJOINING THAT PART OF LOT 1 IN SAID CIRCUIT COURT PARTITION, ALL IN THE WEST HALF OF THE ...

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