This emergency rulemaking is necessitated by the immediate need to designate vending locations within the Nationals Park Vending Zone before the start of Major League Baseball’s 2011 season. The emergency rulemaking maintains the vending locations established by the Expanding Opportunities for Street Vending Around the Baseball Stadium Clarifying Temporary Amendment Act of 2008, effective October 21, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-241; 55 DCR 11704).
The streets listed below shall constitute the Nationals Park Vending Zone. Sidewalk vending locations shall be allowed on the following streets and in the following numbers:
(a) East side of First Street, S.E., between N Street, S.E., and N Place, S.E.: two (2) Vending Locations;
(b) East side of First Street, S.E., between N Place, S.E., and O Street, S.E.: two (2) Vending Locations;
(c) West side of Half Street, S.E., between M Street, S.E., and N Street, S.E.: seven (7) Vending Locations; and
(d) North side of N Street, S.E., between Half Street, S.E., and Van Street, S.E.: three (3) Vending Locations.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs shall conduct a monthly lottery to assign the fourteen (14) vending locations within the Nationals Park Vending Zone.
The monthly fee for a monthly vending site permit in the Nationals Park Vending Zone shall be one hundred and twenty-three dollars ($123) per lottery.
Applicants may apply electronically, via designated computer kiosks, for each monthly lottery by visiting the DCRA Business Licensing Center which shall maintain information regarding the application process and qualifications.
Winners of each monthly lottery shall be notified by phone, first-class mail, electronic mail, or by being listed on the DCRA website (dcra.dc.gov).
Legally licensed vendors at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium shall receive a preference in the assignment of vending locations in the Nationals Park Vending Zone in the form of an additional entry in each lottery.