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File #: 170089    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple title, or a lesser interest in real estate, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Kensington & Tacony Trail, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy17008900.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
3/13/20170 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
3/2/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
2/16/20170 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/16/20170 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
2/16/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/15/20170 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
2/15/20170 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
2/15/20170 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
2/2/20170 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 fee simple title, or a lesser interest in real estate, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Kensington & Tacony Trail, under certain terms and conditions. 

 

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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 other interests in some or all of the parcels of land identified in Section 2 of this Ordinance along the Delaware River and the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the purpose of incorporating the acquired land into the Kensington & Tacony Trail for public recreation use.

 

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

 

                     A.                     Land within the former right-of-way or easement of the Kensington and Tacony Railroad, and bounded as follows:

 

                     1.  on the SOUTH by south end of the Old Frankford Creek railroad bridge;

 

                     2.  on the NORTH by northeast side of former Disston Street; and

 

                     3.  including the spur that starts west of former Disston Street and curves northwardly across former Disston Street and terminates at Milnor Street.

 

                     B.                     Land along the Delaware River bounded as follows:

 

                     1.  on the SOUTH by the south side of Magee Avenue;

 

                     2.  on the NORTH by the south boundary of the City of Philadelphia property that lies immediately south of Princeton Avenue;

 

                     3.  on the EAST, following the course of the Delaware River, by the Bulkhead Line of the north or northwest side of the Delaware River as amended by the Secretary of War September 10, 1940; and

 

                     4.  on the WEST, following the course of the Delaware River,

 

(A)  from the south side of Magee Avenue to the north side of former Disston Street, the western or northwestern most line of the former Kensington and Tacony Railroad right-of-way or easement, and

 

(B)  from the north side of former Bevan Street (not on City Plan; plotted from deeds recorded in Deed Books G.G.P. #266, page 99, and J.M.H. #2916, page 252) to the south boundary of the City of Philadelphia property that lies immediately south of Princeton Avenue, a line 150 feet north or northwest of the Delaware River Bulkhead Line, amended by the Secretary of War, September 10, 1940.

 

                     SECTION 3.  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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