(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 6:30 pm in the Housing Resource Center (1st floor) of the Department, located at 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020.
The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss the proposed disposition of the land underlying the Whitelaw Hotel Apartments, located at 1839 13th Street, NW, and the terms and conditions of the proposed Agreement of Sale and Purchase.
The public hearing is being conducted in order to assure that citizens are informed about the selling of the identified property to the Whitelaw Hotel Limited Partnership, and to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to present publicly, their views concerning such sales.
All disposition documents, including the proposed lease agreement, are available for public examination at this public hearing or at the Department (2nd Floor), during its regular office hours from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm.
Interested persons or representatives of organizations desiring to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at [email protected], or by calling (202)-442-7200, not later than close of business Monday, December 14, 2009. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any.
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202)-442-7251 five days prior to the hearing date.
Residents who require language interpretation should specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requesting services of an interpreter is five days prior to the hearing date. Bilingual staff will provide services on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.
Written statements may be submitted for the record at the hearing or until close of business, Monday, December 21, 2009. Written statements may be mailed to: Leila Finucane Edmonds, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020.