Tuesday, April 05, 2016

WCP City Desk: "Mendelson to Introduce Bill Waiving Procurement Rules for McMillan"

Click on the link below to read the entire Washington City Paper post by Jeffrey Anderson:  

Mendelson to Introduce Bill Waiving Procurement Rules for McMillan



D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will introduce an emergency bill today to waive a competitive bidding requirement in the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 as it relates to the 2 million-square-foot mixed use project at the McMillan Sand Filtration Facility.
            
If approved, the bill would restore a repealed exemption and allow master developer Vision McMillan Partners—a consortium of Trammell Crow Company, EYA and Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners—to prepare the century-old site, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, for vertical construction.
                          
The bill also revives a controversy over the 2007 selection, by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), of VMP as master developer of one the city’s largest, most historically significant sites, based on a 2015 review by D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson, who recommended last year that the city go back and put the project out to bid.
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Phil Mendelson

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