AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 232, VOLUME 52, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE WILMINGTON PARKING AUTHORITY, A "PARKING AUTHORITY" CREATED BY "THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON" PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 369, VOLUME 48, LAWS OF DELAWARE, TO SURRENDER AND TRANSFER, GRANT AND CONVEY UNTO "THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON", A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, ALL OF ITS RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN AND TO CERTAIN OF THE REAL PROPERTY SITUATE BETWEEN AND BOUNDED BY SEVENTH STREET, EIGHTH STREET, FRENCH STREET AND WALNUT STREET IN THE CITY OF WILMINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW CASTLE AND STATE OF DELAWARE".
WHEREAS, The One Hundred and Twentieth Session of the General Assembly of The State of Delaware, by Chapter 232, Volume 52, Laws of Delaware, authorized and directed the Wilmington Parking Authority, a body corporate and politic organized and incorporated by an ordinance of the "The Council" of "The Mayor and Council of Wilmington" passed July 19, A. D. 1951 pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 369, Volume 48, Laws of Delaware, to surrender and transfer, grant and convey, all of its rights, title, interest in and to the lands situate between and bounded by Seventh Street, Eighth Street, French Street and Walnut Street in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle and State of Delaware to "The Mayor and Council of Wilmington", a municipal corporation of the State of Delaware, for use by "The Mayor and Council of Wilmington" for the construction of a municipal facility to house a public market and to serve such other municipal purposes as were authorized by "The Mayor and Council" including the leasing to said parking authority of so much of the building to be constructed on said site as may be found unnecessary by "The Council" by resolution for the public market or for other municipal purposes; and
WHEREAS, The City of Wilmington acting by and through the Wilmington Housing Authority, which is the duly authorized Urban Renewal and Redevelopment Agency of the City of Wilmington, has approved the 'Civic Center Urban Renewal Plan (Redevelopment Plan)" for downtown Wilmington and said plan has received approval of the Federal Urban Renewal Administration and said project is presently in execution; and
WHEREAS, Civic Center Urban Renewal Plan (Redevelopment Plan) designates the land situate between and bounded by Seventh Street, Eighth Street, French Street and Walnut Street in the City of Wilmington for use as public parking as part of the Civic Center Urban Renewal Project;
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Section 2 of Chapter 232, Volume 52, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended by repealing said Section and by enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 2 to read as follows:
Section 2. The City of Wilmington, a municipal corporation of the State of Delaware, is hereby authorized to use the lands situated between and bounded by Seventh Street, Eighth Street, French Street and Walnut Street in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle and State of Delaware for any Lawful Municipal purpose including the conveyance or leasing of said lands to the Wilmington Parking Authority for such uses as said parking authority may enjoy and exercise pursuant to the powers, privileges, and authorities set forth in the "Parking Authority Laws", Chapter 369, Volume 48, Laws of Delaware, as amended.
Approved December 27, 1965.