A Bloomingdale resident speaks in favor of the development project, while Stronghold's Kirby Vining speaks about a potential injunction.
Some neighbors want a new mixed-use development to be built on the site, but others continue to block the plans.
Author: John Henry
Published: 11:37 PM EDT August 26, 2019
Updated: 11:53 PM EDT August 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Neighbors continue to battle over what should happen to a historic site in the heart of the District.
McMillan Park, at the corner of Michigan and North Capitol avenues, is slated to be redeveloped into a medical facility, community center and park.
The old sand filtration site also sits on the National Register of Historic Places.
About a week-and-a-half ago, heavy construction equipment was spotted on the property leading some locals to believe parts of the park would soon be demolished.
"We believe that it is a court matter and we should bring this to the attention of the court because their instructions are not being abided by," said nearby resident Kirby Vining.