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In the event that a sponsor elects to satisfy its child-care requirement under Sections 414.5, 414.6, 414.7 or 414.9 by providing an on-site or near-site child-care facility, or under Section 414.10 by agreement with a non-profit organization, the sponsor, or in the case of a facility created pursuant to Section 414.10 the non-profit organization, may apply to the Department to eliminate the facility or to reduce the floor area of the facility in any amount, providing, however, that the gross floor area of a reduced facility is at least 2,000 square feet. The Department shall schedule a public hearing on any such application before the Commission and provide notice pursuant to Section 306.3(a) of this Code at least two months prior to the hearing. The application may be granted only where the sponsor has demonstrated that there is insufficient demand for the amount of floor area then devoted to the on-site or near-site child-care facility. The actual reduction in floor area or elimination of the child-care facility shall not be permitted in any case until six months after the application is granted. Such application may be made only five years or more after the issuance of the first certificate of occupancy for the project. Prior to the reduction in floor area or elimination of the child care facility, the sponsor shall pay an in-lieu fee to the Development Fee Collection Unit at DBI to be computed as follows:
(20 - No. of years since issuance of first construction document or first certificate of occupancy, whichever applies)
Net reduction gross sq. ft. child-care facility
Upon payment of the fee in full to the Development Fee Collection Unit and upon request of the sponsor, Development Fee Collection Unit shall issue a certification that the fee has been paid. The sponsor shall present such certification to the Director prior to the reduction in the floor area or elimination of the child care facility.
(Added by Ord. 108-10, File No. 091275, App. 5/25/2010)