Hearing on PR21-53, Walter Reed Highway Plan


PR 21-53, Abandonment Highway Plan for Portions of 13th, 14th, Butternut and Dahlia Streets, NW, S.O. 14-200028

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Proposed Resolution 21-53, the “Abandonment Highway Plan for Portions of 13th, 14th, Butternut and Dahlia Streets, NW, S.O. 14-200028.”  The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-53 is to approve the removal of the Highway Plan for portions of 13th, 14th, Butternut, and Dahlia Streets, NW, within Parcels 319/2, 319/3, 319/4 and 319/4 from the Plan of Permanent System of Highways of the District of Columbia (S.O. 14-20028).  These planned, but unbuilt streets, are located on what is the site of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center between Georgia Avenue and 16th Street, N.W.

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, June 1, 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 June 1, 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 21-53 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 June 17, 2015.