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The preferential right is limited to the parties in interest and is not transferable or assignable.
§ 6715. Coordination with District of Columbia
(a) LOCAL NEEDS, INITIATIVE, AND PARTICIPATION.-In carrying out the purposes of this subchapter and the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-578, 86 Stat. 1266), the Administrator of General Services shall
(1) consult and cooperate with District of Columbia officials and community leaders at the earliest practicable time;
(2) give primary consideration to local needs and desires and to local and regional goals and policies as expressed in urban renewal, community renewal, and comprehensive land use plans and regional plans; and
(3) foster local initiative and participation in connection with the planning and development of projects.
(b) COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS.-To the extent the Administrator constructs, rehabilitates, alters, or improves any project under this subchapter, the Administrator shall comply with all District of Columbia laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations. Section 8722(d) of this title applies to all construction, rehabilitation, alteration, and improvement of all buildings by the Administrator under this subchapter. Construction, rehabilitation, alteration, and improvement of any project by non-Federal Government sources is subject to the District of Columbia Official Code and zoning regulations.
§ 6716. Reports
(a) REPORTS TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS.-The Administrator of General Services shall transmit comprehensive and detailed reports of the Administrator's operations, activities, and accomplishments under this subchapter to the President and Congress. The Administrator shall transmit a report to the President each January and to the President and Congress at other times that the Administrator considers desirable.
(b) PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL VALUES.-A report under subsection (a) shall include a detailed discussion of the actions the Administrator has taken in the reporting period to protect and enhance the significant historic and architectural values of structures within the boundaries of the Administrator's jurisdiction under this subchapter and shall indicate similar actions the Administrator plans to take and issues the Administrator anticipates dealing with during the upcoming fiscal year related to historic and architectural preservation. The report shall indicate the degree to which public concern has been considered and incorporated into decisions the Administrator made relative to historic and architectural preservation.
SUBCHAPTER III-FEDERAL TRIANGLE DEVELOPMENT
§ 6731. Definitions
In this subchapter—
(1) FEDERAL TRIANGLE DEVELOPMENT AREA.-The term "Federal Triangle development area" means the area bounded as follows:
Beginning at a point on the southwest corner of the intersection of Fourteenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (formerly E Street), Northwest;
thence south along the western side of Fourteenth Street to the northwest corner of the intersection of Fourteenth Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest;
thence east along the northern side of Constitution Avenue to the northeast corner of the intersection of Twelfth Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest;
thence north along the eastern side of Twelfth Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest;
thence north along the eastern side of Twelfth Street to the southeast corner of the intersection of Twelfth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest;
thence west along the southern side of Pennsylvania Avenue to the point of beginning.
(2) FEDERAL TRIANGLE PROPERTY.-The term "Federal Triangle property" means
(A) the property owned by the Federal Government in the District of Columbia, known as the "Great Plaza" site, which consists of squares 256, 257, 258, parts of squares 259 and 260, and adjacent closed rights-of-way as shown on plate IV of the King Plats of 1803 located in the Office of the Surveyor of the District of Columbia; and
(B) except for purposes of section 6733(a) of this title, any property the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation acquired under section 3(b) of the Federal Triangle Development Act (Public Law 100-113, 101 Stat. 736).
§ 6732. Federal Triangle development area
The Federal Triangle development area is deemed to be part of the development area described in section 6711 of this title. The Administrator of General Services has the same authority over the Federal Triangle development area as over the development area described in section 6711.
§ 6733. Federal Triangle property
(a) TITLE. Title to the Federal Triangle property reverts to the Administrator of General Services not later than the date on which ownership of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center vests in the Federal Government.
(b) NONAPPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN LAWS.
(1) BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTION.-For purposes of development of the Federal Triangle property, the person selected to develop the property is not subject to any state or local law relating to building permits and inspection.
(2) TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS.-The property and improvements to the property are not subject to real and personal property taxation or to special assessments.
§ 6734. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
(a) ESTABLISHMENT AND DESIGNATION. The building constructed on the Federal Triangle_property shall be known and designated as the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. (b) TITLE.-The person selected to develop the Federal Triangle property may own the Building for not more than 35 years from
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the date construction of the Building began. The title to the Building shall be in the Administrator of General Services from the date title to the Federal Triangle property reverts to the Administrator. (c) LIMITATIONS.—
(1) SIZE OF BUILDING.-The Building (including parking facilities) may not exceed 3,100,000 gross square feet in size.
(2) HEIGHT OF BUILDING.-The height of the Building shall be compatible with the height of surrounding Federal Government buildings.
(3) DESIGN.-The Building shall
(A) be designed in harmony with historical and Government buildings in the vicinity;
(B) reflect the symbolic importance and historic character of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Nation's Capital; and
(C) represent the dignity and stability of the Government. (d) CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS.-The Building shall meet all standards applicable to construction of a federal building.
(e) ACCOUNTING SYSTEM.-The Administrator shall maintain an accounting system for operation and maintenance of the Building which will allow accurate projections of the dates and cost of major repairs, improvements, reconstructions, and replacements of the Building and other capital expenditures on the Building. The Administrator shall act as necessary to ensure that amounts are available to cover the projected cost and expenditures. (f) LEASE OF BUILDING.
(1) LEASE AGREEMENT.-Under an agreement with the person selected to construct the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the Administrator shall lease the Building for federal office space and the international cultural and trade center space.
(2) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF LEASE AGREEMENT.-The agreement includes at a minimum the following:
(A) LIMIT ON LENGTH OF LEASE.-The Administrator will lease the Building for the period of time that the person selected to construct the Building owns the Building.
(B) RENTAL RATE.-The rental rate per square foot of occupiable space for all space in the Building will be in the best interest of the Government and will carry out the objectives of this subchapter and the Federal Triangle Development Act (Public Law 100-113, 101 Stat. 735). The aggregate rental rate for all space in the Building shall produce an amount at least equal to the amount necessary to amortize the cost of development of the Federal Triangle property over the life of the lease.
(C) OBLIGATION OF AMOUNTS.-Obligation of amounts from the Federal Building Fund shall only be made on an annual basis to meet lease payments.
(3) AUTHORIZATION TO OBLIGATE AMOUNTS.-Amounts may be obligated as described in paragraph (2)(C).
CHAPTER 69-UNION STATION REDEVELOPMENT
SUBCHAPTER I-UNION STATION COMPLEX
6902. Assignment of right, title, and interest in the Union Station complex to the
Secretary of Transportation.
6903. Agreements and contracts.
6904. Acquisition, maintenance, and use of property.
6905. Service on board of directors of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation. 6906.
Union Station Fund.
6907. Use of other appropriated amounts.
6908. Parking facility.
6909. Supplying steam or chilled water to Union Station complex.
6910. Authorization of appropriations.
SUBCHAPTER II-NATIONAL VISITOR FACILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION
6921. Establishment, composition, and meetings.
6923. Compensation and expenses.
6924. Reports and recommendations.
SUBCHAPTER I-UNION STATION COMPLEX
In this subchapter, the term "Union Station complex" means real property, air rights, and improvements the Secretary of the Interior leased under sections 101-110 of the National Visitors Center Facilities Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-264, 82 Stat. 43) and property acquired and improvements made in accordance with this subchapter.
§ 6902. Assignment of right, title, and interest in the Union Station complex to the Secretary of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation has the right, title, and interest in and to the Union Station complex, including all agreements and leases made under sections 101-110 of the National Visitors Center Facilities Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-264, 82 Stat. 43). To the extent the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of the Interior agree, the Secretary of the Interior may lease space for visitor services.
§ 6903. Agreements and contracts
The Secretary of Transportation may make agreements and contracts, except an agreement or contract to sell property rights at the Union Station complex, with a person, a federal, regional, or local agency, or the Architect of the Capitol that the Secretary considers necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
§ 6904. Acquisition, maintenance, and use of property
(a) ACQUISITION.-The Secretary of Transportation may acquire for the Federal Government an interest in real property (including easements or reservations) and any other property interest (including contract rights) in or relating or adjacent to the Union Station complex that the Secretary considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
(b) MAINTENANCE AND USE.-The Secretary may maintain, use, operate, manage, and lease, either directly, by contract, or through development agreements, any property interest the Secretary holds or acquires for the Government under this subchapter in the manner and subject to the terms, conditions, covenants, and easements that the Secretary considers necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
§ 6905. Service on board of directors of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
To further the rehabilitation, redevelopment, and operation of the Union Station complex, the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration may serve as ex officio members of the board of directors of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation.
$6906. Union Station Fund
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is a special deposit account in the Treasury known as the "Union Station Fund", which shall be administered as a revolving fund.
(b) CONTENT.-The account shall be credited with receipts of the Secretary of Transportation from activities authorized by this subchapter.
(c) USE OF AMOUNTS.-The Secretary may use income and proceeds received from activities authorized by this subchapter, including operating and leasing income and payments made to the Federal Government under development agreements, to pay expenses the Secretary incurs in carrying out the purposes of this subchapter, including construction, acquisition, leasing, operation, and maintenance expenses and payments made to developers under development agreements.
(d) AVAILABILITY OF AMOUNTS.-The balance in the account is available in amounts specified in annual appropriation laws for making expenditures authorized by this subchapter.
§ 6907. Use of other appropriated amounts
(a) WAIVER OF COST SHARING REQUIREMENT.-The Secretary of Transportation may use amounts appropriated under section 24909(a)(2)(A) of title 49 to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
(b) BAN ON USING AMOUNTS FOR HELIPORT.-Amounts appropriated under section 24909 of title 49 may not be used for design, construction, or operation of a heliport at or near Union Station. § 6908. Parking facility
(a) TITLE.-The Federal Government has the right, title, and interest in and to the parking facility at Union Station.
(b) FEES.-The rate of fees charged for use of the facility may exceed the rate required for maintenance and operation of the facility. The rate shall be established in a manner that encourages use of the facility by rail passengers and participants in activities in the Union Station complex and area.
§ 6909. Supplying steam or chilled water to Union Station complex
The Architect of the Capitol may make agreements with the Secretary of Transportation to furnish steam, chilled water, or both from the Capitol Power Plant to the Union Station complex, at no expense to the legislative branch.
§ 6910. Authorization of appropriations
Amounts necessary to meet lease and other obligations, including maintenance requirements, incurred by the Secretary of the Interior and assigned to the Secretary of Transportation under this subchapter may be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation.