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File #: 150818    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/29/2015 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2015
Title: Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire title or a lesser interest such as an easement, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Delaware River Trail, and authorizing an agreement between the City and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the PRA to act as the City's condemnation agent, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: EASEMENTS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15081800.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/15/20150 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/10/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
12/3/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/3/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/1/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/1/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/1/20150 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
10/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire title or a lesser interest such as an easement, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Delaware River Trail, and authorizing an agreement between the City and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the PRA to act as the City’s condemnation agent, under certain terms and conditions. 

 

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WHEREAS, The City would like to acquire title to an easement or a lesser interest, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Delaware River Trail (the “Delaware River Trail Expansion"); and

 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to § 6.1 of the Redevelopment Cooperation Law, Act of May 24, 1945, P.L. 982, § 6.1; added by the Act of January 19, 1968, P.L. (1967) 987, § 2; 35 P.S. § 1746.1, the City may designate and appoint the PRA its agent to perform any specified activity that the City is authorized by law to perform, so long as such activity is in furtherance of the public purposes specified in the Urban Redevelopment Law (the “URL”); and

 

WHEREAS, The City and the PRA desire to enter into an Agreement of Agency Designation (the “Agency Agreement”) wherein the City will designate PRA as the City’s agent to perform the activities necessary to allow the City to acquire the necessary real property interests for the Delaware River Trail Expansion; and

 

 WHEREAS, The Delaware River Trail Expansion furthers the public purposes specified in the URL and, therefore, the Redevelopment Cooperation Law authorizes the Agency Agreement; and 

 

WHEREAS, The Redevelopment Cooperation Law requires that the Council of the City of Philadelphia approve the Agency Agreement, now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

                     SECTION 1.  The Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, is authorized to acquire by purchase, condemnation, deed in lieu of condemnation, donation, dedication, or otherwise, title or a lesser interest such as an easement, in some or all of the parcels of land identified in Section 2 of this Ordinance along the Delaware River and the Delaware River Trail for the purpose of incorporating the acquired property or easement into the Delaware River Trail for public recreation use.

 

                     SECTION 2.  The lands subject to this Ordinance are the following:

 

                     All those certain parcels or tracts of land, situate in the Fifth Ward of the City bounded on the north by the former Marlborough Street, extended to the Delaware River, bounded on the south by Shackmaxon Street, extended to the Delaware River, bounded on the east by the Delaware River and bounded on the west by Delaware Avenue, containing within said bounds an area of approximately one-half of one acre.

 

                     SECTION 3. The City, either through the Commissioner of Public Property or the Director of Commerce, is authorized to enter into an Agreement of Agency Designation pursuant to the Redevelopment Cooperation Law to designate and appoint the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority its agent to be its condemnation agent to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.

 

                     SECTION 4.  The City Solicitor is authorized to review and approve all documents necessary to complete the acquisitions authorized by this Ordinance.  The City Solicitor is further authorized to include in those documents provisions that the City Solicitor deems necessary and desirable to protect the interests of the City.

 

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