Webb School Surplus Roundtable

COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN McDUFFIE, CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

And

COUNCILMEMBER MURIEL BOWSER, CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

ON

Proposed Resolution 20-312, Webb School Surplus Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2013

Proposed Resolution 20-313, Webb School Surplus Emergency Approval Resolution of 2013

Proposed Resolution 20-314, Webb School Lease Approval Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2013

Proposed Resolution 20-315, Webb School Lease Emergency Approval Resolution of 2013

  June 17, 2013

9:30 a.m.
Room 500
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 

On June 17, 2013, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Development and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations will hold a joint public roundtable to consider PR 20-312, Webb School Surplus Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2013,  PR 20-313, Webb School Surplus Emergency Approval Resolution of  2013,  PR 20-314, Webb School Lease Approval Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2013,  and  PR 20-315, Webb School Lease Emergency Approval Resolution of 2013. Together, the measures would declare the Webb School as surplus and authorize, on an emergency basis, the District to enter into a new ground lease with KIPP DC for real estate commonly known as the Webb School.

The District has not used the Property as a District of Columbia school since 2008. In July of 2012, the Property was severely damaged by fire. The Department of General Services has determined that the Property is surplus to the District’s needs. On June 22, 2012, DGS issued a solicitation to identify a charter school for the Property. KIPP DC was the only offeror and because it has a history of successful construction projects and academic success, the property was awarded to KIPP DC. KIPP DC will redevelop the Property for use as a multi-school campus serving Pre-K to eighth grade. If the emergency disposition is approved, KIPP DC will start three new schools at the Property.

The public roundtable will begin at 9:30 am  in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Individuals and representatives of organizations wishing to testify should contact Rob Hawkins, Legislative Director for the Committee on Economic Development, at (202) 724-8052, or rhawkins@dccouncil.us and furnish their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business Friday, June 14, 2013.  Persons presenting testimony may be limited to 3 minutes in order to permit each witness an opportunity to be heard.

 

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Copies of written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Economic Development, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 112 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

This notice is revised to reflect a change in the date and time of the roundtable and to include PRs 20-312 and 20-313. It is also revised to reflect that this is a Joint Public Roundtable held in conjunction with the Committee on Government Operations.

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