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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on
To review and approve the disposition by a lease for a period of greater than twenty (20) years to Howard University of a parcel of District property on U.S. Reservation 13, Lot 23 800, Square E-1112, such parcel known as Sites B and C, consisting of approximately nine acres, held by the District under a Letter Transfer.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, that this resolution may be cited as the "Lease of a Parcel of District Property Held Under a Letter Transfer at U.S. Reservation 13 to Howard University Approval Resolution of 2006."
Sec. 2. (a) Pursuant to section 1(b)(3) of an Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes, approved August 5, 1939 (53 Stat. 1211; D.C. Official Code §10-801(b)(3)) (Act), the Mayor transmitted to the Council a request for Council approval of the lease of a parcel of District property on U. S. Reservation 13, Lot 800, Square E-1112, known as Sites B and C, consisting of approximately nine acres ("NCMC Site"), to Howard University, a District of Columbia non-profit corporation, for the construction and development of a hospital and related medical research and office facility to be known as the National Capital Medical Center ("NCMC"). The lease shall be subject to the following terms and conditions (in addition to such other terms and conditions as the Mayor deems necessary and appropriate): (1) the Council's approval of the Executive Rights Agreement between the District of Columbia and Howard University dated as of January 3, 2006; (2) the Council's approval of the Grant Agreement between the District of Columbia and Howard University and related legislations for the grant; and (3) Howard University obtaining necessary financing for the construction and development of the NCMC.
(b) The District of Columbia has determined that the NCMC Site is no longer needed for use by the District government.
(c) The Council of the District of Columbia, finding that the NCMC Site is no longer required for public purposes, hereby approves the lease of the NCMC Site for a term of ninety-nine (99) years to Howard University for the construction and development of the NCMC, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
(d) The Council finds that the Mayor's analysis of economic and other policy factors supporting the disposition of the NCMC Site justifies the lease proposed by the Mayor.
Sec. 3. The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 State 813, D.C. Official Code 1-206.02(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this Resolution, upon its adoption, to the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chief Financial Officer, and Howard University.
Sec. 5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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