Monday, June 27, 2016

a week from today: please join all the friends of McMillan for a July 4th pot luck and barbecue

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 5:32 AM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] Save McMillan Park Pot Luck and Barbecue - July 4

Please join all the friends of McMillan for a July 4th Pot Luck and Barbecue

69 Bryant St. NW, just below the Park between N Capitol and First St. NW

6:30 pm McMillan info and historic site tour

7:30 pm Pot Luck dinner and World Famous Barbecue

9:00 pm Fireworks from the roof, "spectacular federally protected viewsheds"

RSVP Daniel Goldon Wolkoff amglassart@yahoo.com

Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for McMillan Sand Filtration Plant
by Office of Planning, Architectural Historian Kim Williams
http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/13000022.htm

This document is a thorough history of the Sand Filtration Plant and describes a remarkably intact, fascinating, even charming engineering marvel. A 25 acre public property, green space and historic park that the DC govt. has hid in plain sight for 30 years, in order to steal in corporate "giveaway". The biggest land theft since Manhattan!


This City council testimony by historic restoration artist Daniel Wolkoff tells us about adaptive re-use and urban agriculture in 20 acres "underground" McMillan cisterns the govt. wants to demolish. How we save the "McMillan underground", and the entire surface park for our children and families. Landscape Architect Mary Pat Rowan exposes the VMP/DC govt. plan to subvert our rights to oppose the "Monstrosity" and petition the govt. with an "astroturf" PR campaign from Baltimore PR firm, Fontaine Company.

Unfortunately DC govt. has dictated to us "the owner", the destruction of the 20 acre "underground" and paving over the site with 50 buildings and 3000 parking spaces. A less corrupt govt. would be offering, the whole city, a great community amenity, as 25 acres of open air green space, genuine historic preservation and adaptive-reuse in creative and imaginative ways. We can save this and have a coherent historic park, like the privileged areas of upper NW enjoy. We have to fight for it, wrestle our own land back from a wasteful destructive collusion between DC officials and a conglomerate of developers, everyone is in on this one!

The DC community needs a huge outdoor concert space(see Hyde Park, or Lansdowne, or Sheep Meadow in NY Central Park. Really, why don't we have a large community campus for arts/education and performance (see Glen Echo), why no DC Central Park like NY? Why should we get a "McPark" in front of condos, when we already have only one fifth the proper park land as Upper NW?

The worshipers of profits are telling us to demolish 20 acres of fascinating underground cisterns and over build our public land, with a crass suburban office and condo park that violates the DC Comprehensive Plan and federal covenants which were assigned to the sale from GSA to DC in 1987. The "walkable neighborhoods" of EYA (www.envisionmcmillan.com), require 31,000 additional auto trips daily, on top of the existing 38,800 autos at present congesting, N. Capitol daily. The developers traffic experts predict will crowd the crass "National Harbor" and massive unnecessary medical office towers in historic Bloomingdale. And the "Monstrosity on Michigan Avenue" will generate 24,000 mass transit users coming from the McMillan Town Center, and will need 600 buses and shuttles a day to use the Brookland-CUA or RI Ave metro rail. Don't let DC govt. corruption build the "Monstrosity on Michigan Avenue". It is our neighborhoods to lose.

Daniel Goldon Wolkoff
McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture
1231 Randolph Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-232-8391

2 comments:

  1. Great location to have that???
    On the property of a former ANC commission and Lawyer who has illegally built a second structure on his property at 69 Bryant St. Now there is a good one for the FOM crowd...just shows you that they don't do their due diligenceI do my homework...Where's your due diligence FOM! This is an FOM member,elected ANc commissioner and an attorney, illegally trying to improve.... This is what your group is made of!!! Creeps and crimminals! Special interest groups with a personal agenda instead of looking out for all DC taxpayers!!!


    69 BRYANT ST NW
    3127 0082
    2011/11/02
    ZONING HOLD
    DO NOT ISSUE BUILDING PERMIT WITHOUT ZONING REVIEW. APPEARS GARAGE IS RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED W/O ZONING REVIEW AND APPEARS LARGER THAN ALLOWED.
    69 BRYANT ST NW
    3127 0082
    2012/01/12
    ZONING HOLD
    DO NOT ISSUE BUILDING PERMIT WITHOUT ZONING REVIEW. APPEARS GARAGE IS RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED W/O ZONING REVIEW AND APPEARS LARGER THAN ALLOWED. Hold removed 1-12-12 to allow HFC oin Acella; Plans cannot be located.
    69 BRYANT ST NW
    3127 0082
    2011/10/25
    2011/10/31
    Stop Work Order
    STOP WORK ORDER - ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION/WORKING WITHOUT A PERMIT - APPLY 50% PENALTY ON PERMIT Applied via Script OWNER PAID FINE AND APPLIED FOR PERMITS ON 10/31/11, SWO REMOVED
    69 BRYANT ST NW
    3127 0082
    2011/10/25
    2011/10/31
    STOP WORK ORDER
    SWO ISSUED FOR EXCEEDING THE BUILDING PERMITS, OWNER PAID FINE AND APPLIED FOR PERMITS ON 10/31/11, SWO REMOVED

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  2. Thanks so much to Scott Roberts for publishing common sense and protective community input, and then Barrie Danneker's tantrums too.

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