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65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.3
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.3)
Redevelopment project area within a transit facility improvement area.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Redevelopment project area" means the area identified in: the Chicago Union Station Master Plan; the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Modernization Program; the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line Extension Program; and the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line Modernization and Extension Program, each as may be amended from time to time after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, and, in each case, regardless of whether all of the parcels of real property included in the redevelopment project area are adjacent to one another.
"Transit" means any one or more of the following transportation services provided to passengers: inter-city passenger rail service; commuter rail service; and urban mass transit rail service, whether elevated, underground, or running at grade, and whether provided through rolling stock generally referred to as heavy rail or light rail.
"Transit facility" means an existing or proposed transit passenger station, an existing or proposed transit maintenance, storage or service facility, or an existing or proposed right of way for use in providing transit services.
"Transit facility improvement area" means an area whose boundaries are no more than one-half mile in any direction from the location of a transit passenger station, or the existing or proposed right of way of transit facility, as applicable; provided that the length of any existing or proposed right of way or a transit passenger station included in any transit facility improvement area shall not exceed: 9 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line Modernization and Extension Program; 17 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Modernization Program (running from Madison Street North to Linden Avenue); and 20 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line Extension Program (running from Madison Street South to 134th Street (as extended)).
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if the corporate authorities of a municipality designate an area within the territorial limits of the municipality as a transit facility improvement area, then that municipality may establish one or more redevelopment project areas within that transit facility improvement area for the purpose of developing new transit facilities, expanding or rehabilitating existing transit facilities, or both, within that transit facility improvement area. With respect to a transit facility whose right of way is located in more than one municipality, each municipality may designate an area within its territorial limits as a transit facility improvement area and may establish a redevelopment project area for each of the qualifying projects identified in subsection (a) of this Section.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the following provisions apply to transit facility improvement areas, and to redevelopment project areas located in a transit facility improvement area, established prior to, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly:
(1) A redevelopment project area established within a
transit facility improvement area whose boundaries satisfy the requirements of this Section shall be deemed to satisfy the contiguity requirements of subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-4, regardless of whether all of the parcels of real property included in the redevelopment project area are adjacent to one another.
(2) Item (1) applies through and including the
completion date of the redevelopment project located within the transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 and the date of retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs, all in accordance with subsection (a-5) of Section 11-74.4-3.5.
(Source: P.A. 102-627, eff. 8-27-21.)