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Record #: SO2011-4398   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/18/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 17-12 regarding Western Avenue Corridor Special Sign District
Sponsors: Fioretti, Bob
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 12 Signs
Attachments: 1. SO2011-4398.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago Is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, Section 6 (a) ofthe Illinois Constitution; and
WHEREAS, As a home rule unit of government, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to Its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, Place and manner regulation of signs Impinging onto the City's public ways Is a function pertaining to the government and affairs of the City; and
WHEREAS, The near West Side and West Haven communities and 2nd Ward Alderman Robert W. Fioretti have worked diligently to design and gain public approval for a streetscape beautification project ("Project") on Western Avenue from Van Buren Street to Lake Street; and
WHEREAS, The Project will calm traffic, reduce the urban heat island effect and help to beautify a residential and business district of Chicago that was marred by deferred maintenance and urban decay; and
WHEREAS, The City's Investment In the first phase ofthe Project will total $4 million this year, and will be complemented in the second phase ofthe Project with an equal or greater amount of Investment; and
WHEREAS, Designating the Project area as a special sign district, where special sign regulations and standards are Imposed, helps to advance the objectives of the Project and promotes an attractive visual environment; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION I. Section 17-12-1100 of Title 17 ofthe Municipal Code, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by Inserting the language underscored, as follows:
17-12-1100 Special sign districts.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ord/nance)
17-12-1104 Western Avenue Corridor special sign district.
17-12-1104-A. Boundar/es. The Western Avenue Corridor special s/gn district consists of all parcels adjacent to Western Avenue between Lake Street on the north and Van Buren Street on the south.
17-12-1104-B. f?egu/af/ons and Standards. The following s/...

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