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Record #: O2011-1416   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/9/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Parks and Recreation
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: Expenditure of Open Space Impact Fee funds for Irving Park Community Area
Sponsors: Daley, Richard M.
Topic: ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Open Space Impact Fees
Attachments: 1. O2011-1416.pdf

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
HI CHARD M. DALEY
MAYOR
March 9,2011
TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the request of the Commissioner of Housing and Economic Development, I transmit herewith ordinances authorizing the expenditure of open space impact fee funds.
Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,


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ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 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 is authorized under its home rule powers to regulate the use and development of land; and
WHEREAS, it is a reasonable condition of development approval to ensure that adequate open space and recreational facilities exist within the City; and
WHEREAS, on April 1, 1998, the City Council of the City (the "City Council") adopted the Open Space Impact Fee Ordinance codified at Chapter 18 of Title 16 (the "Open Space Ordinance") of the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Code") to address the need for additional public space and recreational facilities for the benefit of the residents of newly created residential developments in the City; and
WHEREAS, the Open Space Ordinance authorizes, among other things, the collection of fees from residential developments that create new dwelling units without contributing a proportionate share of open space and recreational facilities for the benefit of their residents as part of the overall development (the "Fee-Paying Developments"); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Open Space Ordinance, the City's Department of Revenue ("DOR") has collected fees derived from the Fee-Paying Developments (the "Open Space Fees") and has deposited those fees in separate funds, ea...

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