(70 ILCS 507/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Fort Sheridan Redevelopment Commission.
    "City" means a municipality.
    "Commission" means the Fort Sheridan Redevelopment Commission.
    "Comprehensive plan" means a plan (which may include several redevelopment plans) setting forth a comprehensive process or scheme for the redevelopment of Fort Sheridan.
    "Construct or acquire" means plan, design, construct, reconstruct, improve, modify, extend, landscape, expand or obtain possession by way of gift or purchase.
    "Director" means a member of the Board.
    "Fort Sheridan" means the 712 acres, more or less, of real estate generally located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and as legally described in the Fort Sheridan Retrocession Act.
    "Intergovernmental agreement" means the intergovernmental agreement establishing the Commission.
    "Land development" means any, all, or a combination of the following: the process of clearing and grading land; making, installing, or constructing water lines and water supply installations, sewer lines and sewage disposal installations, steam, gas, and electrical plants and installations, roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage facilities, and other installations or work, whether on or off the site, which the Commission deems necessary or desirable to prepare land for recreational, residential, commercial, industrial, or other uses, or in providing facilities for public or other uses. "Land development" further means to construct or acquire by gift or purchase, reconstruct, improve, better, or extend any project within Lake County, but related to Fort Sheridan, or to acquire by gift or purchase lands or rights in land in connection with Fort Sheridan.
    "Member" means a party to the Intergovernmental Agreement.
    "Municipality" and "Unit of Local Government" have the meanings given to such terms in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    "Operate" means to operate, maintain, administer, repair, and promote, and any other acts necessary or proper with regard to such matters.
    "Person" means any natural person, firm, or corporation, public or private.
    "Project" means any utility, structure, facility, or other undertaking that will implement a defined, organized, planned and scheduled, diversified, economically and technologically sound, quality environment, that the Commission is authorized to construct, reconstruct, improve, equip, or furnish under this Act. "Project" will include, but is not limited to: buildings and other facilities intended for use as classrooms, laboratories, student residence halls, instructional and administrative facilities for students, faculty, officers and employees, and motor vehicle parking facilities and fixed equipment, any commercial facilities, the construction or improvement of streets, sidewalks, and sewer and water facilities, the construction of schools, parks, playgrounds, community and municipal buildings and the implementation of new community development programs. "Project" also means any land development including but not limited to planning, engineering, construction, acquisition, or financing of one or more buildings, structures, or other improvements to land. "Project" further means housing facilities, health, hospital and medical facilities, stadiums, physical education installations, hotels, motels, dormitories, aquariums, museums, convention centers, planetariums, civic buildings, nursing homes, harbors, and terminal facilities. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the financing for or the construction of plants, projects or facilities for (1) the manufacture or generation of electric energy in competition with an electric supplier as defined in the Electric Supplier Act; or (2) the transmission, distribution, or manufacture of gas in competition with a public utility as defined in the Public Utilities Act.
    "Redevelopment area" means Fort Sheridan.
    "Redevelopment plan" means any one or more plans approved or adopted by the Commission setting forth programs or procedures for one or more Fort Sheridan projects and the protection of adjacent areas, and all administrative, funding and financial details and proposals necessary to effectuate the plan.
(Source: P.A. 89-149, eff. 1-1-96.)