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Record #: O2022-2395   
Type: Ordinance Status: Deferred and Published
Intro date: 7/20/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 1/18/2023
Title: Vacation of public street(s) and alley(s) for expansion of Norfolk Southern Railway Company's 47th Street Intermodal Facility
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: STREETS - Vacations
Attachments: 1. O2022-2395.pdf

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
July 20, 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith an ordinance vacating some public streets and alleys for expansion by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

INDUSTRIAL 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 City has experienced a significant loss of industry and jobs in recent years, accompanied by a corresponding erosion of its tax base, due in part to industrial firms' inability to acquire additional property needed for their continued viability and growth; and

WHEREAS, many industrial firms adjoin streets and alleys that are no longer required for public use and might more productively be used for plant expansion and modernization, employee parking, improved security, truck loading areas or other industrial uses; and

WHEREAS, the City can strengthen established industrial areas and expand the city's jobs base by encouraging the growth and modernization of existing industrial facilities through the vacation of public streets and alleys for reduced compensation; and

WHEREAS, the properties bounded approximately by W. Garfield Boulevard, W. 59th Street, S. Stewart Avenue and S. Wallace Street are owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company, a Virginia corporation ("Developer"); and
WHEREAS, the Developer employs approximately two hundred (200) full-time employees; and
WHEREAS, the Developer proposes to use the portion of the streets and alleys to be vacated herein for the expansion of its 47th Street Intermodal Facility; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Chicag...

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