D.C. Law 22-27. McGill Alley Designation Act of 2017.


To officially designate the entire portion of the public alley system within Square 376, bounded by 9th Street, N.W., F Street, N.W., 10th Street, N.W., and G Street, N.W., in Ward 2, as McGill Alley to honor the prolific 19th century Washington, D.C. architect, James H. McGill.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "McGill Alley Designation Act of 2017".

Sec. 2. Pursuant to sections 401, 403, and 421 of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code §§ 9-204.01, 9-204.03, and 9-204.21) ("Act"), and notwithstanding the requirements of sections 421(b) and 421(f) of the Act (D.C. Official Code § 9-204.21(b) and (f)), the Council officially designates the entire portion of the public alley system in Square 376, which is bounded by 9th Street, N.W., F Street, N.W., 10th Street, N.W., and G Street, N.W., as shown on the Surveyor's plat in the committee report, as "McGill Alley".

Sec. 3. Transmittal.

The Council shall transmit a copy of this act, upon its effective date, to the Mayor, the District Department of Transportation, and the Office of the Surveyor.

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 22-27 (PDF)
  • 64 DCR 7799


Sept. 23, 2017

Legislative History

Law 22-27, the “McGill Alley Designation Act of 2017,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-59 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 27, 2017, and July 11, 2017, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-140 on Aug. 3, 2017, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-27 became effective Sept. 23, 2017.