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Record #: O2022-1703   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 5/23/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action:
Title: Ground lease agreement with Illinois Bell Telephone Company LLC at Chicago O'Hare International Airport for replacement of copper lines with fiber optic lines for off-site service to airport with planned alteration/demolition of tenant's Telephone Exchange Building on existing airport property
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2022-1703.pdf




LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO



May 23, 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Aviation, 1 transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of a ground lease agreement with Illinois Bell Telephone Company LLC.

Your favorable consideration ofthis ordinance will be appreciated.

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of local government as defined in Article Vll, ยง6(a) of the Illinois Constitution and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City owns and operates Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("Airport") and is vested with the authority to make provisions for the needs of aviation, commerce, shipping, and travel in, to and around the Airport to promote and develop the Airport, and in the exercise,of such power, to enter into any lease of City-owned properties in the Airport area, upon such terms and conditions as the corporate authorities ofthe City shall prescribe; and
WHEREAS, the City is advancing planning and development of the O'Hare 21 capital improvement program ("O'Hare 21"), which includes a series of improvements to the Airport to meet projected air transportation demand including new expanded terminal and gate facilities and employee parking; and
WHEREAS, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Illinois ("Illinois Bell"), entered into a ground lease with the City on May 26, 1961 whereby Illinois Bell leased from the City approximately forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty-seven (45,657) square feet of land space on Airport property (the "Original Premises") for Illinois Bell's construction of a building used solely by Illinois Bell as a central office from which Illinois Bell provides communicatio...

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