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For the purpose of this chapter, when any of the following words or terms are used herein, they shall have the meaning or construction ascribed to them in this section, unless otherwise specified:
“City” means the City of Chicago, Illinois.
“City council” means the city council of the City of Chicago, Illinois.
“Department” means the department of planning and development of the city.
“Department of Commerce and Economic Development” means the Department of Commerce and Economic Development of the state.
“Depressed area” means an area within the city that meets the criteria for a depressed area set by the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act and any rules or regulations issued by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs concerning the eligibility of an area as a depressed area under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act.
“Designated zone organization” means an organization within an enterprise zone which meets the requirements of a designated zone organization under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, and has been designated such pursuant to Section 16-12-070 of this chapter.
“Enterprise zone” means a depressed area of the city which was designated a proposed enterprise zone by the city council and which has been approved and certified by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs as an enterprise zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act and/or has been approved and certified by the proper federal authority as an enterprise zone under any federal enterprise zone legislation.
“Finance committee” means the finance committee of the city council of the City of Chicago.
“Person” means any individual, partnership, association, sole proprietorship, club, society, foundation, institution, joint stock company, joint venture, public or private corporation, or a receiver, executor, trustee, conservator, a representative appointed by order of any court or any other entity which is eligible for benefits under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act.
“Proposed enterprise zone” means a depressed area of the city designated as such by ordinance by the city council pursuant to this chapter.
“Redevelopment project area” means an area within the city that meets the criteria for a redevelopment project area set by the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.4, as amended, and any rules and regulations issued by the state concerning the qualifications of an area as a redevelopment project area.
“State” means the State of Illinois.
“Zone administrator” means an officer or employee of the city, designated by the city council, by ordinance, to administer the enterprise zone or zones within the city. The zone administrator shall have the powers and duties set forth in Section 16-12-060 of this chapter.
(Prior code § 201-2; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-91, p. 10936; Amend Coun. J. 12-10-97, p. 58159, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. VIII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-10, p. 106597, Art. IX, § 10; Amend Coun. J. 11-26-13, p. 67481, Art. I, § 28)