Monday, November 18, 2013

GGW: "McMillan plans show expansive new recreation spaces"

The Greater Greater Washington blog has a post this afternoon on the proposed park/recreationn space at Bloomingdale's landmarked McMillan Sand Filtration site.

Be sure to click on the blog link below to read the long set of comments, which are not copied here.


McMillan plans show expansive new recreation spaces 

Opponents to redeveloping the McMillan Sand Filtration Site often say it'll result in a loss of recreation and park space. But a recent video of the proposed plan by development team Vision McMillan Partners shows a compelling vision of a site with a large park and recreational component.
The newest plan, which received a thumbs-up from the Historic Preservation Review Board earlier this month, consolidates the site's green space, and ensures it's available to the whole neighborhood, rather than as piecemeal private yards.
While the fight to get redevelopment moving at the 25-acre site is far from over, winning HPRB approval is one more major hurdle cleared in bringing a 6-acre public park with pool and rec center, dedicated new affordable housing, and rowhouses and apartments to the long-shuttered site. 

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