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Except as specified in Section 249.78, the sponsor of a development project subject to Section 414.1et seq., either singly or in conjunction with the sponsors of one or more other development projects subject to Section 414.1et seq. located within ½ mile of one another, may elect to provide a single child-care facility to be located within one mile of the development project(s) to meet the requirements of Section 414.1et seq. Subject to the discretion of the Department, the child-care facility shall be located so that it is reasonably accessible to public transportation or transportation provided by the sponsor(s). The sponsor(s) shall, prior to the issuance of the first certificate of occupancy by DBI for any development project complying with this part, provide proof to the Department that:
(A) A space has been provided to a nonprofit child-care provider without charge for rent, utilities, property taxes, building services, repairs, or any other charges of any nature, as evidenced by a lease or sublease and an operating agreement between the sponsor(s) and the provider with minimum terms of three years;
(B) The child-care facility is a licensed child-care facility;
(C) The child-care facility has a minimum gross floor area of 3,000 square feet or an area determined according to the following formula, whichever is greater:
Combined net add. gross sq. ft. office or hotel space of all participating dev. projects
× .01 =
sq. ft. of child-care facility
In the event that the net addition of gross square feet of office or hotel space of all participating projects is less than 300,000 square feet, the child-care facility may have a minimum gross floor area of 2,000 square feet or the area determined according to the above formula, whichever is greater; and
(D) A written agreement binding each of the participating project sponsors, with a term of 20 years from the date of issuance of the first certificate of occupancy for any development project complying with this part, guaranteeing that a child-care facility will be leased or subleased to one or more nonprofit child-care providers for as long as there is a demonstrated demand under Section 414.12 has been executed and recorded in the chain of title of each participating building.
(Added by Ord. 108-10, File No. 091275, App. 5/25/2010; amended by Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
Undesignated introductory paragraph amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.