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Public Meeting to Discuss the Fate of Parcel 42

From Ivan Matthews, the project manager at DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: 

As you may know, the District owns two lots, 0106 and 0803, in Square 0442 on the corner of 7th and Rhode Island NW, which are collectively called Parcel 42. As part of the Districts redevelopment process, the property must be declared surplus by the D.C. Council. Declaring a property surplus means that it is not required for a public purpose.


The District will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed surplus of Parcel 42. The surplus meeting is held in order to receive feedback from the community on the District's finding that the property is not required for public purposes. Comments collected at the public meeting will be submitted to the D.C. Council for their review. The surplus meeting is conducted pursuant to D.C. Official Code §10-801. Below, please find the date, time and location of the meeting:


Date: Monday, 3 March, 2014 

Time: 6:30pm 

Location: Watha T Daniel Library (WTD Meeting Room) 1630 7th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001


Make your voice be heard! We are seeking both newer and long-time residents to testify on behalf of the need for affordable housing at the site. Public officials and local media are happy to divide and conquer wealthier newcomers and longtime low income residents - this is an opportunity to show we're united for a just and inclusive city.

Would you be willing to prepare a 2-3 minute testimony to share at this hearing? Do you have friends in Shaw who would consider this as well? Join us at 5:15 PM at the ONE DC office on Monday to prepare or at 6:30 PM Watha T Daniel Library (WTD Meeting Room) 1630 7th Street NW for the hearing.

Contact [email protected] for more info.

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