Hearing on PR21-127, SW Neighborhood SAP


PR 21-127, Southwest Neighborhood Plan Approval Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on PR 21-127, the “Southwest Neighborhood Plan Approval Resolution of 2015.”  The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-127 is to approve the Southwest Neighborhood Plan. Located in Ward 6, the Planning Area for the Plan is bounded on the north by I-395, to the west by Maine Avenue, SW, to the east by South Capitol Street, and to the south by P Street, SW.  The Plan provides a community-based strategy for an urban design, land use, and neighborhood preservation framework to enhance parks, pedestrian and street connections, integrate community amenities, enhance transportation choices, and accommodate and guide the direction of future growth in the Southwest neighborhood. The Plan also provides land use guidance for multiple underutilized District controlled properties that currently house municipal facilities.

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 Tuesday, May 26, 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 May 26, 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 PR 21-127 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 Monday, June 1, 2015.