Hearing on B21-400, B21-424, B21-449, Alley Closures


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-400, the “Closing of a portion of a public alley in Square 5197, S.O. 11-4822, Act of 2015”
Bill 21-424, the “Closing of a Portion of the Public Alley in Square 2882, S.O. 14-21729, Act of 2015”
Bill 21-449, the “Dedication and Designation of Land for Street Purposes in Squares 3185 and 3186, S.O. 11003, Act of 2015”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole Bill 21-400, the “Closing of a portion of a public alley in Square 5197, S.O. 11-4822, Act of 2015;” Bill 21-424, the “Closing of a Portion of the Public Alley in Square 2882, S.O. 14-21729, Act of 2015;” and Bill 21-449, the “Dedication and Designation of Land for Street Purposes in Squares 3185 and 3186, S.O. 11003 Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2015 in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-400 is to order the closing of a portion of a public alley in Square 5197, bounded by Hayes Street, 51st Street, and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, in Northeast Washington, D.C. in Ward 7. The alley portion is situated between two lots owned by the Deanwood Rehabilitation and Wellness Center; the Center intends to consolidate its property there for future expansion. The stated purpose of Bill 21-424 is to order the closing of a portion of a public alley system in Square 2882, bounded by Euclid Street to the north, 9th Street to the east, Barry Place to the south, and Sherman Avenue to the west, in Northwest Washington, D.C. in Ward 1. The purpose of this closing is to allow redevelopment of several lots into a six-story, mixed use building that will contain approximately 237,611 square feet of residential units. The stated purpose of Bill 21-449 is to order the dedication of land in Squares 3185 and 3186 for the pupose of expanding the Metropolitan Branch Trail by widening Spring Place, N.W. The owners agreed to dedicate this land as a condition of a development agreement on the property, under which they will construct two apartment buildings: one building with 87 units and one building with 64 units. The buildings will replace existing vehicle repair shops and services and a currently vacant parcel.

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 Thursday, Dec. 17, 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 Dec. 17, 2015 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office 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 January 4, 2015.