SENATE BILL NO. 423
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF WILMINGTON, KNOWN AS THE BRIDGE HOUSE.
WHEREAS, Bridge House ceased functioning as a detention center for juveniles in May 1989, and has not been used for any purpose by the state of Delaware since that time; and
WHEREAS, Bridge House is located in a residential neighborhood in the Browntown section of Wilmington; and
WHEREAS, it is In the best interest of the residents of the surrounding neighborhood that may use of the Bridge House property be in conformance with the residential character of the surrounding neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, the Polish American Post 3257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has an understanding and appreciation of the residential quality of the surrounding neighborhood.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (three-fourths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, including those contained in Chapter 94, Title 29, Delaware Code, the transfer and conveyance of the following described real property to the Polish American Post 3257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the consideration of one dollar ($1.00) is hereby specifically approved:
ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate in the City of Wilmington, New Castle County and State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit:
BEGINNING at the intersection of the Southerly side of Anchorage Street with the Easterly side of 8th Avenue; thence by the said Easterly side of Bth Avenue in a Southerly direction one hundred sixty-seven and five-tenths (167.5) feet; thence Westerly and crossing 8th Avenue by a line parallel with the said Southerly side of Anchorage Street two hundred ten (210) feet to a point in the Easterly side of 9th Avenue and thence by the said side of 9th Avenue in a Northerly direction one hundred sixty-seven and five-tenths (167.5) feet to the intersection of the Easterly side of 9th Avenue with the Southerly side of Anchorage Street; thence by the said Southerly side of Anchorage Street two hundred ten (210) feet to the point and place of Beginning.
Being the same lands and premises conveyed to the State of Delaware by Deed of James T. McKinstry, Single man, dated December 7, 1954 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in Deed Book R-55, Page 495.
Section 2. The appropriate state agency is hereby authorized and empowered to execute and deliver to the Polish American Post 3257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars a good and sufficient deed to the said real property.
Section 3. The Polish American Post 3257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars shall remove any asbestos from Bridge House, demolish the building and construct a parking lot.
Section 4. The Polish American Post 3257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars shall have three (3) years from the effective date of this Bill to begin the project described in Section 3. If such project is not started within three (3) years from the effective date of this Bill, the deed to the above-described real property known as Bridge House shall revert to the State.
Section 5. This Bill becomes effective on January 15, 1995.
Approved July 14, 1994.