§ 47–4634. Third & H Streets, N.E. development project—tax exemptions.
(a) For the purposes of this section, the term:
(1) “Developer Sponsor” means Steuart-H Street, LLC, Steuart Investment Company, and their successors, affiliates, and assigns.
(2) “Third & H Streets, N.E. project” means the acquisition, development, construction, installation, and equipping, including the financing, refinancing, or reimbursing of costs incurred, of the mixed-use retail, residential and garage project located on the Third & H Streets, N.E. property, consisting of:
(A) An approximately 210-unit residential condominium/apartment house;
(B) Approximately 42,000 square feet of retail space;
(C) A garage for approximately 250 to 270 cars; and
(D) Other ancillary improvements, including an associated supermarket with no less than 30,000 square feet.
(3) “Third & H Streets, N.E. property” means the real property, including any improvements thereon, located on Lot 54, Square 776 (or as the land for such lot may be subdivided into a record lot or lots or assessment and taxation lots, condominium lots, or air rights lots in the future).
(c) The sales and rental of tangible personal property to be incorporated in or consumed in the Third & H Streets, N.E. project, whether or not the sale, rental, or nature of the material or tangible personal property is incorporated as a permanent part of the Third & H Streets, N.E. project or the Third & H Streets, N.E. property, shall be exempt from the tax imposed by § 47-2002.
(d) The Third & H Streets, N.E. property shall be exempt from the portion of the tax imposed by Chapter 8 of this title in excess of the existing Fiscal Year 2010 real property tax (“real property tax increase”) for 20 consecutive years. The tax exemption for the 1st 10 years shall equal 100% of the real property tax increase and shall be reduced in 10% increments in years 11 through 20 until the annual real property taxation equals 100%. The real property tax exemption shall commence upon the issuance of the 1st building permit for the Third and H Streets, N.E. property.
(e) The exemptions pursuant to subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other tax relief or assistance from any other source applicable to the Third & H Streets, N.E. project, the Third & H Streets, N.E. property, or the Developer Sponsor. The exemptions under subsections (b), (c), and (d) shall not exceed, in the aggregate, $5 million.
(f) This section shall not prevent or restrict the Developer Sponsor from utilizing any other tax, development, or other economic incentives available to the Third & H Streets, N.E. project or the Third & H Streets, N.E. property, including an associated supermarket, which other tax, development, or other economic incentives shall include the supermarket tax incentives set forth in Chapter 38 of this title.