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File #: 160998    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 11/17/2016 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code,, entitled "Economic Opportunity Plans," by adding requirements when exemptions to Economic Opportunity Plans are sought and granted; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Indexes: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS
Code sections: 17-1600 - Economic Opportunity Plans
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 16099800.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code,, entitled "Economic Opportunity Plans," by adding requirements when exemptions to Economic Opportunity Plans are sought and granted; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 17-1600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 17-1600. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PLANS.

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ยง 17-1602. Economic Opportunity Plan Required.

(1) No Covered Project or Contract, shall be approved by City Council unless the Covered Project or Contract contains (a) an Economic Opportunity Plan that comports with the provisions of this Chapter; and (b) a commitment by the applicable contractor, developer or recipient of City financial assistance to comply with the terms of such Plan.

(1.1) No real estate transaction (other than transactions involving exclusively single family homes or exclusively for the development of single family homes) involving a property or properties that either are valued in excess of $100,000; are anticipated, after development, to be valued in excess of $100,000; or are anticipated to be included as part of a multi-parcel development to be valued in excess of $100,000, to which the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development ("PAID") is a party shall be authorized or approved by City Council unless the ordinance:

(a) Contains a map setting forth the location of the subject property.

(b) Is subject to a commitment by PAID that it will not transfer the property to any third party unless that third party commits (i) to an Economic Opportunity Plan substantially in the form set forth in Section 17-1603; and (ii) to require any subsequent developer of the property to make comparable commitments for a period not to expire prior to five (5) years after the transfer by PAID.

(2) No bidder on a contract that meets the following requirements shall be considered respons...

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