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File #: 150415    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/30/2015 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 5/21/2015
Title: Authorizing the Department of Public Property to acquire, on behalf of the City, an approximately 0.80 acre property consisting of a portion of the elevated rail line known as the Viaduct located between North Broad Street, the north side of Noble Street, 11th Street and the south side of Callowhill Street, together with all improvements thereon and associated easements; and to lease a portion of the property to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA MUTUAL AID AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT
Attachments: 1. 150415 - Exhibit Set, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy15041501.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/2/20151 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
5/21/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
5/14/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
5/14/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
5/14/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
5/11/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
5/11/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
5/11/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works AMENDED  Action details Not available
5/11/20151 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
4/30/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Authorizing the Department of Public Property to acquire, on behalf of the City, an approximately 0.80 acre property consisting of a portion of the elevated rail line known as the Viaduct located between North Broad Street, the north side of Noble Street, 11th Street and the south side of Callowhill Street, together with all improvements thereon and associated easements; and to lease a portion of the property to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, The City is committed to fostering economic development, reuse of abandoned infrastructure, and creating green space; and

WHEREAS, The Viaduct is a combination of embankment sections, bridged steel structures and arched masonry bridges built in the 1890's. Rail service was discontinued on the Viaduct in approximately 1984; and

WHEREAS, The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ("SEPTA") is the owner of a section of the Viaduct between a point 50 feet west of the west side of 13th Street and curving to the south side of Callowhill Street, consisting of 0.80 acres of land ("the Property"), as depicted in Exhibit "A" hereto; and

WHEREAS, Center City District has secured approximately nine million dollars of funding for the completion of remediation and structural repairs to the Property, as well as the construction of an elevated park on the Property ("Improvements"); and

WHEREAS, Upon Center City District's completion of the Improvements on the Property, SEPTA desires to convey the Property to the City and the City seeks to take ownership of the Property; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. The Department of Public Property is hereby authorized to acquire on behalf of the City approximately 0.80 acres of land and bridge structures located on a portion of the City Branch between North Broad Street, the north side of Noble Street, 11th Street and the sout...

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