Wednesday, December 07, 2016

WBJ: "Sand is turned — but strong opposition remains — at McMillan site"

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Sand is turned — but strong opposition remains — at McMillan site
            Staff Reporter           
            Washington Business Journal
District officials turned over ceremonial sand at the former McMillan Sand Filtration Plant on Wednesday, saying they were excited to get started on the $720 million redevelopment of the 25-acre D.C.-owned parcel.

McMillan is a project 30 years in the making, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. The opposition, led by Friends of McMillan Park, is at least a decade old and is currently driven by the group's ongoing appeal of the McMillan zoning approvals.
The plan for McMillan — a historic site bounded by North Capitol, First and Channing streets and Michigan Avenue NW — calls for roughly 1 million square feet of medical office space from Trammell Crow, 531 apartments and a 52,000-square-foot Harris Teeter from Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and 146 townhouses from EYA. There will be 134 units of affordable housing, as well as a “walking museum,” a plaza and a playground. Members of the development team — collectively called Vision McMillan Partners — attended but did not take part in the formal groundbreaking.

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