Hearing on B21-226, Sixth & E Street SW Disposition


Bill 21-226, Extension of Time to Dispose of Sixth and E Streets, S.W. Amendment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-226, the “Extension of Time to Dispose of Sixth and E Streets, S.W. Amendment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-226 is to amend An Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes to extend the time in which the Mayor may dispose of certain District-owned real property located at the northeast corner of Sixth and E Streets, S.W., known for tax and assessment purposes at Lot 0036 in Square 0494, and to make conforming amendments to the Fourth/Sixth and E Streets, S.W., Property Disposition Resolution of 2009. This project involves construction of a hotel adjacent to the freeway with a new fire station for Engine Company 13 on the ground floor, as well as construction of a new mixed-use commercial project on the site of the existing fire station.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or email Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel, at clefevre@dccouncil.us, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, September 14, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on September 14, 2015, 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. A copy of Bill 21-226 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

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 September 30, 2015.