(70 ILCS 507/10)
In this Act:
"Board" means the Board of Directors of the Fort Sheridan Redevelopment
"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
"Construct or acquire" means plan, design, construct, reconstruct, improve,
modify, extend, landscape, expand or obtain possession by way of gift or
"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
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.)