§ 6–101.02. National Capital Housing Authority — Designation of agency; powers generally; approval of plans; condemnation proceedings.
(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia may designate, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter, such official or agency of the government of the United States or of the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as “the Authority”) as in his judgment is deemed necessary or advantageous, and the Authority shall have or obtain all powers necessary or appropriate therefor, including the employment of necessary personal services; but:
(1) All plans for replatting and/or method of condemnation under the provisions of this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter, shall be submitted to and receive the written approval of the National Capital Planning Commission and of the Mayor of the District of Columbia; provided, however, that:
(A) Failure of the National Capital Planning Commission or of the Mayor of the District of Columbia to formally approve or disapprove in writing within 60 days after a plan has been submitted shall be equivalent to a formal approval; and
(B) Disapproval shall be accompanied by a written statement giving all the reasons for disapproval; and
(2) Any plan which shall involve action by any department, bureau, or agency of the United States or of the District of Columbia shall be made after consultation with such department, bureau, or agency.
(b) In the event condemnation proceedings are required to carry out the provisions of this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter, the same shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 16.
(c) If the Authority determines in the case of any alley that it will be more advantageous to proceed in accordance with §§ 9-202.01 and 9-202.02, the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall be notified of such determination and proceedings shall then be had as provided in such sections for alleys and minor streets, except that if the total amount of damages awarded by the jury and the cost and expenses of the proceedings be in excess of the total amount of the assessment for benefits, such excess shall be borne and paid by the Authority.