The $720 million redevelopment of the McMillan Sand
Filtration Plant begins next week. Or, at least, that's when city officials
will put ceremonial shovels to dirt.
On Dec. 7 at 11 a.m., the District announced Wednesday,
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor
for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner will host a
groundbreaking for the controversial 25-acre "project delivering jobs,
housing, neighborhood-serving retail, a large public park and community center,
health care facilities" and more, the city said. The invitation makes no mention of Vision McMillan
Partners -- the team of EYA, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and Trammell Crow
-- which will actually tackle the vertical McMillan development. ...