News came via Twitter
on Thursday that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Government Operations subcommittee
will be holding a hearing
on the future use of the empty warehouse owned by the Feds at Half and L SE, the building being eyed by neighbors
as the potential Half Street Market
Tommy Wells and ANC 6D02 commissioner Ed Kaminski will be testifying in support of returning the building back to DC's control, and to make it all even more festive, the hearing is going to be held in the warehouse itself, at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 25.
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who is the chair of the committee, has been making his displeasure known
about the (lack of) speed with which GSA has been disposing of excess property. And, as Housing Complex puts it today
, "At the time, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said the subcommittee would consider holding hearings at vacant federal properties around the country if GSA didn't start moving on them more quickly. Now, the congressmen appear to be making good on their pledge."