Tuesday, August 27, 2019

WUSA9 story: "Legal battle over future McMillan Park in DC continues"

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A Bloomingdale resident speaks in favor of the development project, while Stronghold's Kirby Vining speaks about a potential injunction.

Legal battle over future of McMillan Park in DC continues

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.
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