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File #: 190554    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple title or a lesser interest, by purchase, dedication, donation, condemnation, agreement in lieu of condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land generally bounded by South Street, the Bulkhead Line of the Schuylkill River and Grays Ferry Avenue for public recreational purposes, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: CITY PLAN, REVISION
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19055400.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy19055400
Title
Authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple title or a lesser interest, by purchase, dedication, donation, condemnation, agreement in lieu of condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land generally bounded by South Street, the Bulkhead Line of the Schuylkill River and Grays Ferry Avenue for public recreational purposes, under certain terms and conditions.
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WHEREAS, The City would like to acquire fee simple or lesser interest such as an easement, by purchase, dedication, donation, condemnation, agreement in lieu of condemnation or otherwise, in parcels of land generally bounded by South Street, the Bulkhead Line of the Schuylkill River and Grays Ferry Avenue for public recreational purposes; and

WHEREAS, the portions of land the City desires to acquire fee simple or lesser interest connects to parkland commonly known as Schuylkill Banks and extends to parkland commonly known as the Grays Ferry Crescent; 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, dedication, donation, condemnation, agreement in lieu of condemnation or otherwise, fee simple title or a lesser interest such as an easement, in any portion of the parcels of land generally bounded by South Street, the Bulkhead Line of the Schuylkill River and Grays Ferry Avenue, needed for the purpose of making, enlarging, connecting, extending, operating and maintaining public parks for public recreation use.

SECTION 2. The lands subject to this Ordinance include the areas generally described below:

Area 1: An area generally along and extending from the Schuylkill River between South Street and Peltz Street (extended).

Area 2: An area generally along and extending from the Schuylkill River between Ellworth Street (extended) and 31st Street (extended).

Area 3: An area generally along and exte...

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