Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Friends of McMillan Park press release: McMillan Park court case to be heard by D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

From: Erin Fairbanks
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:58 PM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: McMillan Park Court Case to be Heard by D.C. Court of Appeals on September 20, 2016



FOR RELEASE:            August 14, 2016

CONTACT:                    Kirby Vining, 202 213-2690                    
                                    Linwood Norman, 804-837-0737

                                   
McMillan Park Court Case to be Heard by D.C. Court of Appeals on September 20, 2016 

WASHINGTON, DC -- The D.C. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case brought by the Friends of McMillan Park against decisions made by the D.C. Zoning Commission and the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation that would allow demolition and subdivision of McMillan Park by constructing high-rise buildings.

Oral arguments will be heard by the Court at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, in a yet unspecified courtroom in the D.C. Court of Appeals, located at  430 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  The public is encouraged to attend.

The Friends of McMillan Park has provided a plain-language summary of the main arguments the Court will hear in the lead article on the Friends of McMillan Park web page.  The Court’s decision is not expected before January 2017.  

The 25-acre park, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and North Capitol Street in Northwest Washington, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the District’s Inventory of Historic Sites. The City acquired the park from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after the water purification facility, hidden beneath the park, was decommissioned.

The District of Columbia’s City Auditor, in a scathing letter to the District of Columbia’s Council Chairman, strongly recommended that a new competitive bidding process should be undertaken before any commercial development work is started at the park.

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  2. I hope more than a few people make it to this.

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    1. More than 50 people attended the oral arguments at the Court of Appeals on Tuesday!

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  3. The biggest land swindle since The Dutch stole Manhattan from The Lenappe in 1624, for a bag of trinkets and beads.
    Go to Youtube and check the Corrs Instrumental at Hyde Park, and Lansdowne outdoor concerts like we should enjoy on our public outdoor green. Let's have music at McMillan not 31,000 cars clogging the streets a day. Stop Bowser, McDuffie corruption and collusion to stealour property with Jair Lynch, Trammel Crow and EYA(Walkable Neighborhoods with massive congestion, asthma,noise and pollution)

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  4. No. 15-AA-0493 FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN PARK V. D.C. ZONING
    COMMISSION
    No. 15-AA-0588 KESHINI LADDUWAHETTY V. D.C. ZONING
    COMMISSION
    No. 15-AA-0587 DEBORAH HANRAHAN V. D.C. ZONING COMMISSIN
    No. 15-AA-0590 ANDREA E. ROSEN V. D.C. ZONING COMMISSION
    No. 15-AA-0525 FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN PARK V. D.C. MAYOR'S
    AGENT FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
    No. 15-AA-0536 MCMILLAN COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE
    AGRICULTURE V. D.C. ZONING COMMISSION
    No. 15-AA-0572 DC FOR REASONABLE DEVELOPMENT V. D.C. ZONING
    COMMISSION
    No. 15-AA-1008 FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN PARK V. D.C. OFFICE OF
    PLANNING, HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE


    watch each one of these cases get dismissed. Really it takes you all to sue to attempt to get your speical interest agenda achieved, while denying DC residnets jobs, housing and a return on their investment! #GIVEMABREAK!

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