H. R. 2297
To promote the development of the Southwest
waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 22, 2011
NORTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight
and Government Reform
the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
1. PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT.
Description of Property- Section 1 of the Act entitled `An Act to authorize the
Commissioners of the District of Columbia on behalf of the United States to transfer
from the United States to the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency title
to certain real property in said District', approved September 8, 1960 (sec. 6--321.01,
D.C. Official Code), is amended by striking all that follows the colon and inserting
the following: `The property the legal description of which is the Southwest Waterfront
Project Site (dated October 8, 2009) under Exhibit A of the document titled `Intent
to Clarify the Legal Description in Furtherance of Land Disposition Agreement',
as filed with the Recorder of Deeds on October 27, 2009 as Instrument Number 0000016776.'.
(b) Clarification of Method of Transfer- Section 1 of such Act (sec. 6--321.01,
D.C. Official Code) is amended by inserting `by one or more quitclaim deeds' immediately
after `to transfer'.
(c) Clarification of Relation to Master Development
Plan- Section 2 of such Act (sec. 6--321.02, D.C. Official Code) is amended by
striking `urban renewal plan' and inserting `master plan'.
Expanding Permitted Dispositions and Uses of Certain Property- Section 4 of such
Act (sec. 6--321.04, D.C. Official Code) is amended to read as follows:
`Sec. 4. The Agency is hereby authorized, in accordance with the District of Columbia
Redevelopment Act of 1945 and section 1, to lease or sell to a redevelopment company
or other lessee or purchaser such real property as may be transferred to the Agency
under the authority of this Act.'.
(1) REPEAL- Section 5 of such Act (sec. 6--321.05, D.C. Official Code) is repealed.
(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 3 of such Act (sec. 6--321.03, D.C. Official
Code) is amended by striking `Subject to the provisions of section 5 of this Act,
the' and inserting `The'.
(f) Clarification of Role of District
of Columbia as Successor in Interest- Section 8 of such Act (sec. 6--321.08, D.C.
Official Code) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the
following: `, except that any reference to the `Agency' shall be deemed to be
a reference to the District of Columbia as the successor in interest to the Agency.'.
2. CLARIFICATION OF PERMITTED ACTIVITIES AT MUNICIPAL FISH MARKET.
The Act entitled `An Act Authorizing the Commissioners of the District of Columbia
to make regulations respecting the rights and privileges of the fish wharf', approved
March 19, 1906 (sec. 37--205.01, D.C. Official Code), is amended by adding at
the end the following new sentence: `The activities that may be carried out at
the market operated under this Act include, but are not limited to, the enclosed
or open air vending, selling, leasing, demonstrating, crafting, consuming, and
exhibiting of all types of food and beverage, produce, consumables, organic or
`green' themed items, plants and flowers, artisan wares, arts, handmade or handicrafts,
and such other similar or related retail and consumer goods, as well as any and
all appurtenant, ancillary, complementary or co-existing cultural, theatrical,
residential, exhibition, office, or arts uses.'.