Monday, August 29, 2016

WCP Housing Complex: "D.C. Moves Ahead on McMillan Redevelopment"

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D.C. Moves Ahead on McMillan Redevelopment    
The District is looking for a firm to design and prepare the site.
Aug. 29, 2016 9:34 a.m.
Despite protests from community activists who want to preserve the old property, D.C. is proceeding with redevelopment of Northwest's McMillan Sand Filtration site. 
The embattled Department of General Services released a solicitation late last week for the controversial multimillion-dollar McMillan project. Companies interested in applying for demolition and subsequent construction of a park and a 17,500-square-foot, LEED-certified community center on the southern portion of the land have until Sept. 20 to submit proposals. The work is expected to be rewarded in October, with an anticipated completion in May 2019. The budget for this portion of the redevelopment is $59 million.
"The design-builder's work will generally be localized in two of the seven parcels—parcels 6 and 7—however it will also include selective demolition of the entire site as well as various other streetscape improvements," the document reads. "Time is of the essence with respect to the contract"—"substantial completion" by April 2019.

The open-air site is composed of six parcels bounded by Michigan Avenue NW, First Street NW, Channing Street NW, and North Capitol Street NW. District officials have said the redevelopment will lead to more than $1 billion in tax revenue over 30 years and thousands of long-term jobs. Critics have appealed to McMillan's history in reply.

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