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3 Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.
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11 A BILL
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14 IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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17 To order the closing of portions of Firth Sterling Avenue, S.E., between a public alley to the
18 northeast and a public alley to the southwest, adjacent to Squares 5862, 5865, and 5866;
19 portions of Eaton Road, SE, between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to the northwest and Wade
20 Road, SE to the southeast, adjacent to Square 5865; a portion of Stevens Road, SE, between
21 Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to the northwest and Wade Road, SE to the southeast, adjacent
22 to Squares 5865 and 5866; the closing of portions of the public alley system adjacent to
23 Squares 5862, 5865, 5866, and 5867; and the removal of building restriction lines adjacent
24 to Squares 5862, 5865, and 5866 in Southeast Washington, D.C. in Ward 8.
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26 BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
27 act may be cited as the Closing of Public Streets and Alleys and the Removal of Building
28 Restriction Lines Adjacent to Squares 5862, 5865, 5866, and 5867, S.O. 17-26688 Act of 2021.
29 Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 201 of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquistion
30 Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code 9-
31 202.01) (Act). The Council finds that the portions of the public street and alley system
32 adjacent to Squares 5862, 5865, 5866, and 5867, as shown by the hatch marks on the Surveyors
33 plat in S.O. 17-26688, are unnecessary for street and alley purposes, and orders them closed with
34 title to the land to vest as shown on the Surveyors plat.
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35 Sec. 3. The Council finds that the building restriction lines adjacent to Squares 5862, 5865,
36 and 5866, as shown on the Surveyors plat in S.O. 17-26688, are unnecessary and orders them
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38 Sec. 4. The closure of the public streets and alleys and the elimination of the building
39 restriction lines listed in section 2 are contingent upon the satisfaction of all the conditions set forth
40 in the official file for S.O. 17-26688 before the recordation of the street and alley closing and
41 building restriction line elimination plat. Specifically, the D.C. Surveyor shall not record a street
42 and alley closing and building restriction line elimination plat until the District Department of
43 Transportation (DDOT) has issued a written statement confirming that the Applicant has
44 satisfied DDOTs conditions in the official file for S.O. 17-26688 for each phase as described in
45 the following sentence. The D.C. Surveyor shall have the authority to record the street and alley
46 closing and building restriction line elimination plats in multiple phases, as indicated on the
47 phasing plat in the official file for S.O. 17-26688, so long as: (1) the Phase 1A plat is recorded by
48 January 31, 2022; (2) the Phase 1B plat is recorded by January 31, 2023; and (3) the Phase 2A and
49 Phase 2B plats are recorded by January 31, 2025. The D.C. Surveyor shall have the authority to
50 extend each of these dates by one year.
51 Sec. 5. Transmittal
52 The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, upon its effective date, to the
53 Office of the Surveyor and the Office of the Recorder of Deeds.
54 Sec. 6. Fiscal Impact Statement
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55 The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact
56 statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved
57 October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code 1-301.47a).
58 Sec. 7. Effective Date
59 This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the
60 Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as
61 provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24,
62 1973 (87 Stat. 813, D.C. Official Code 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of
63 Columbia Register.
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