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File #: 160775    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/15/2016 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 10/27/2016
Title: Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple 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 connecting to Penn Treaty Park, 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. CertifiedCopy16077500.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
11/16/20160 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
10/27/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
10/20/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/20/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
10/20/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/18/20160 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/18/20160 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/18/20160 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/15/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple 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 connecting to Penn Treaty Park, 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 fee simple 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 connecting to Penn Treaty Park (the "Acquisition"); 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 Acquisition; and

WHEREAS, The Acquisition 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; and

WHEREAS, Bill No. 150818 (approved December 15, 2015) provided similar authorizations as provided in this Ordinance, but it was dete...

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