Hearing on B22-15 and B22-57, Alley Closures


Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 22-15, the “Closing of a Public Alley in Square 653, S.O. 15-26384, Act of 2017” and Bill 22-57, the “Closing of a Public Alley in Square 653, S.O. 15-53893, Act of 2017.” The hearing will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 22-15 is to order the closing of a portion of the public alley system in Square 653, bounded by N Street S.W., Half Street, S.W., O Street S.W., and South Capitol Street, S.W. in Ward 6. The closing would support a mixed-use development project. The stated purpose of Bill 22-57 is to order the closing of a portion of the public alley system in Square 2960, bounded by Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue, Kalmia Road, and 12th Street in the Northwest quadrant, in Ward 4. The closing would support a mixed-use development with a parking lot and ground floor retail that includes a grocery store.

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 to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on March 28, 2017 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 Thursday April 13, 2017.