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RLA agrees to sell SW tract for condos

(Published August 23, 1999)

The Redevelopment Land Agency finally agreed to the conditional sale of almost an acre of land in Southwest Washington to a developer who hopes to build 93 condominiums on the site.

The long-awaited decision to sell the tract on G Street between 7th and 9th streets was considered a done deal last spring before the RLA lost a member in April, leaving it without a legal quorum to take any action.

Mayor Anthony A. Williams nominated three new members to the RLA this summer.

The sale of the land will be contingent on the final price to be negotiated between the city and the developer, 400 Twelfth Street, LLC. The sale price will be based on an appraisal currently being conducted by a local company.

The RLA also announced it has finished interviewing the four developers who submitted proposals for the land surrounding the new Columbia Heights Metro station.

The announcement said the RLA will make a final decision on the development project at its Sept. 9 meeting.

Copyright 1999, The Common Denominator