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Record #: O2011-3765   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/4/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 6/8/2011
Title: Sale of City-owned properties at 7296, 7230, 7236 and 7244 S South Chicago Ave to Comer Science and Education Foundation
Sponsors: Daley, Richard M.
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2011-3765.pdf

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RICHABD M. DALEY
MAYOR
May 4, 201
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, 1 transmit herewith ordinances authorizing the sale of city-owned property.
Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions ofthe Constitution ofthe State of Illinois of 1970, and as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Comer Science and Education Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and private foundation (the "Developer"), provides support to cultural institutions and other not-for-profit organizations in the areas of education, environment, health and social services; and
WHEREAS, the City is the owner of two non-contiguous parcels of real property commonly known as 7230-7244 and 7296 S. South Chicago Avenue, which are legally described oh Exhibit A „ attached hereto (the "City Land"); and
WHEREAS, the Foundation is the owner of the real property commonly known as 7256-7280 S. South Chicago Avenue, which is located between the two parcels comprising the City Land (such land, the "Comer Land", and, together with the City Land, collectively, the "Garden Site," and together comprise approximately 1.76 acres of vacant land; and
) WHEREAS, the Garden Site is located across South Chicago Avenue from the Gary Comer Youth Center ("Youth Center"); and
WHEREAS, the Youth Center operates a rooftop garden and offers innovative gardening and culinary programs; and
WHEREAS, the rooftop garden has annually produced about 1,000 pounds of produce through the combined efforts of a garden manager, students, senior citizens and other volunteers from the community; and
WHEREAS, produce from the rooftop garden was donated ...

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