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File #: 13-1705    Version: 2 Name: GHP Group, Inc. Class 6b
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/17/2013 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/2/2013 Final action: 10/23/2013
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION GHP GROUP, INC. CLASS 6B PROPERTY TAX INCENTIVE REQUEST Respectfully submitting this resolution regarding GHP Group, Inc.'s request for a Class 6b property tax incentive for special circumstances and substantial rehabilitation for an industrial building located at 6440 West Howard Street, Niles, Illinois. The applicant intends to occupy the building for the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of seasonal consumer goods sold in national home improvement centers. GHP Group, Inc. requests approval of the tax incentive based on the special circumstances that the property has been vacant for less than 24 months; has been purchased for value; and substantial rehabilitation will be completed under the Class 6b Ordinance. This resolution is required so that the company can complete its application to the Assessor of Cook County. WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a Real Property Assessment Classification 6b that provides an a...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LARRY SUFFREDIN
Indexes: (Inactive) HERMAN BREWER, Chief, Bureau of Economic Development
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
GHP Group, Inc. Class 6B Property Tax Incentive Request
 
Respectfully submitting this resolution regarding GHP Group, Inc.'s request for a Class 6b property tax incentive for special circumstances and substantial rehabilitation for an industrial building located at 6440 West Howard Street, Niles, Illinois.  The applicant intends to occupy the building for the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of seasonal consumer goods sold in national home improvement centers.
 
GHP Group, Inc. requests approval of the tax incentive based on the special circumstances that the property has been vacant for less than 24 months; has been purchased for value; and substantial rehabilitation will be completed under the Class 6b Ordinance. This resolution is required so that the company can complete its application to the Assessor of Cook County.
 
WHEREAS,   the Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a Real Property Assessment Classification 6b that provides an applicant a reduction in the assessment level for  an industrial facility; and
 
WHEREAS,   the County Board of Commissioners has received and reviewed an application from GHP Group, Inc. and Resolution No. 2012-28R from the Village of Niles for an abandoned industrial facility located at 6440 West Howard Street, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, Cook County District 13, Permanent Index Number 10-30-201-033-0000; and
 
WHEREAS,   Cook County has defined abandoned property as buildings and other structures that, after having been vacant and unused for at least 24 months, are purchased for value by a purchaser in whom the seller has no direct financial interest; and
 
WHEREAS,   industrial real estate is normally assessed at 25% of its market value, qualifying industrial real estate eligible for the Class 6b can receive a significant reduction in the level of assessment from the date that new construction or rehabilitation has been completed, or in the case of abandoned property from the date of substantial re-occupancy.   Properties receiving Class 6b will be assessed at 10% of the market value for 10 years, 15% for the 11th year and 20% in the 12th year; and   
   
WHEREAS,   in the instance where the property does not meet the definition of abandoned property, the municipality or the Board of Commissioners, may determine that special circumstances justify finding that the property is abandoned for purpose of Class 6b; and
 
WHEREAS,   in the case of abandonment of less than 24 months and purchase for value, by a purchaser in whom the seller has no direct financial interest, the County may determine that special circumstances justify finding the property is deemed abandoned; and
 
WHEREAS,  Class 6b requires the validation by the County Board of the shortened period of qualifying abandonment in cases where the facility has been abandoned for less than 24 consecutive months upon purchase for value; and
 
WHEREAS,  the Cook County Board of Commissioners has determined that the building was abandoned for eight (8) months at the time of application, and that special circumstances are present; and
 
WHEREAS, the applicant estimates that the re-occupancy will retain 45 full-time jobs, 30 part-time jobs, five (5) new full-time jobs and five (5) part-time jobs and 25-30 construction jobs; and
 
WHEREAS, the Village of Niles states the Class 6b is necessary for development to occur on this specific real estate. The municipal resolution cites the special circumstances include that the property has been vacant for less than 24 months; there has been a purchase for value and the property is in need of substantial rehabilitation; and
 
WHEREAS, the applicant acknowledges that it must provide an affidavit to the Assessor's Office stipulating that it is in compliance with the County's Living Wage Ordinance prior to receiving the Class 6bincentive on the subject property.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Board of Commissioners of the County of Cook, that the President and Board of Commissioners validate the property located at 6440 West Howard Street, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, is deemed abandoned with special circumstances under the Class 6b; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Office of the Cook County Assessor.
 
 
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