B21-658/857, Strand Theater, B21-816, Street Dedication, B21-848, West End Development


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-658, the “Extension of Time to Dispose of the Strand Theater Amendment Act of 2016”
Bill 21-816, the “Dedication of Land for Street Purposes in Square 1112E (S.O. 16-25908) Act of 2016”
Bill 21-848, the “West End Parcels Development Omnibus Act of 2016”
Bill 21-857, the “Extension of Time to Dispose of the Strand Theater Act of 2016”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-658, the “Extension of Time to Dispose of the Strand Theater Amendment Act of 2016”, Bill 21-816, the “Dedication of Land for Street Purposes in Square 1112E (S.O. 16-25908) Act of 2016”, Bill 21-848, the “West End Parcels Development Omnibus Act of 2016”, and Bill 21-857, the “Extension of Time to Dispose of the Strand Theater Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. This notice has been revised to reflect the addition of Bill 21-848 and Bill 21-816 to the agenda.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-658 and Bill 21-857 is similar to amend the law to permit an extension of the time limit for the disposition of certain District-owned real property, commonly called the Strand Theater, located at 5131 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. The purpose of these measures is to facilitate a mixed-use development project on the Stand Theater site. The stated purpose of Bill 21-816 is to accept the dedication and the designation of Burke Street, S.E.; C Street, S.E.; Massachusetts Avenue, S.E.; and 20th Street, S.E., all in Northeast Washington, D.C. in Ward 7. The stated purpose of Bill 21-848 is to authorize the use of the West End Library and Fire Station Maintenance Fund for specific uses and to designate the District of Columbia Public Library and the Department of General Services as joint mangers of the fund.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Randi Powell, Legislative Policy Advisor at cow@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on November 3, 2016 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. Copies of Bill 21-658, 21-816, 21-848 and 21-857 can be obtained on http://lims.dccouncil.us, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016.