FOMP: ?REALLY the
Final? McMillan Zoning Remand Hearing, Monday, May 1st: Just the
Parties to the Case Will Speak
Dear Friend of McMillan Park,
Next Monday, May 1st, at
5pm, the Zoning Commission will hold another (and
perhaps the REAL final) hearing on the remand of the McMillan case
from the D.C. Court of Appeals. Only the parties to the case
will speak -- VMP and Friends of McMillan Park -- and only a
few topics will be presented.
VMP will be offered time for
rebuttal of expert testimony we presented on April 19th, and there
are some procedural matters to take care of. The public
will not be permitted to speak, though the public is welcome
to attend and watch.
If this coming meeting concludes the Zoning
hearings, both sides will next submit closing documents and
then the next step likely will be for Zoning to issue an order
based on these hearings (date of course unknown). Then the
Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation will hold similar 'limited
scope hearings' on the preservation aspects of the
court's remand, perhaps
sometime in late June (date not yet finalized)
This coming Monday's hearing starts
at 5pm at 441 4th St. NW, room 220 South. The hearing
will be broadcast live and you can watch it live here. The hearing will also be
archived for later viewing here, where you can
also see the video of the March 23rd, April 6th, and April
If you're interested in the documents and exhibits for
this case, you can see them all here.
Click on the blue "view full log" button in the
bottom right, and that will bring you to the first page of case
documents. There are 24 pages of exhibits in the case, all in
chronological order based on the filing date. The documents
submitted for this remand hearing are all on pages 23 and 24 of
this list of case documents, following the documents submitted for
the original hearings for the case in 2014.
McMillan-related articles that may be of interest:
- The InTowner has published a timely article in
its April, 2017 issue, here, based on a
couple documents that are part of the exhibits in the
current Zoning case. One is information about bribery
allegations (exhibit 925A in the Zoning remand), the other a letter
submitted by a developer for the original Zoning hearings in 2014.
(Note: the article says that the developer's letter was obtained
via FOIA request, but in fact that letter was submitted
into the record by the developer,
not the result of our many FOIA requests).
If you haven't yet, please
consider signing our Change dot org petition to reopen
McMillan Park to the public, here. - And don't forget
that our legal fund is always eager for donations, here!