Record #: SO2022-2726   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/21/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Vacation of public alley(s) in area bounded by 5441-5461 W Lake St and 332-346 N Lotus Ave
Sponsors: Mitts, Emma
Topic: ALLEY - Vacation
Attachments: 1. SO2022-2726.pdf, 2. O2022-2726.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, the City wishes to support the charitable, educational and philanthropic activities of not-for-profit corporations and encourage the continued viability and growth of such corporations; and
WHEREAS, many not-for-profit corporations own property that adjoins streets and alleys that are no longer required for public use and might more productively be used in furtherance of such activities; and
WHEREAS, the City benefits from the vacation of such streets and alleys because it: (a) reduces City expenditures for maintenance, repair and replacement; (b) reduces fly-dumping, vandalism and other criminal activity; and (c) provides support for charitable, educational and philanthropic activities; and
WHEREAS, when the City vacates streets and alleys that revert to ownership by not-for-profit corporations engaged in charitable, educational and philanthropic activities, the City obtains additional benefits by building stronger, more productive communities and by facilitating the provision of social services by such not-for-profit corporations; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that due to the aforementioned additional benefits it is in the public interest to vacate the public way without compensation, where the abutting owner is a not-for-profit corporation engaged in charitable, educational and philanthropic activities; and

WHEREAS, the properties at 5441-5461 W. Lake Street and 332-346 N. Lotus Avenue, are owned by PCC Community Wellness Center, an Illinois not-for profit corporation ("Developer"); and

WHEREAS, Developer proposes to use the portion ofthe public alley herein vacated for the construction of a new primary care medical cent...

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