Tuesday, December 03, 2019

update on McMillan demolition

Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:27 AM

Good McMillan supporters:

We had a great turnout at the hearing today >>
https://twitter.com/MPHGrace/status/1201602742399258625

Bottom line, today the Administrative Law Judge ruled:

1. DCRA should turn over all public documents to us that the permit issuance rests upon.

2. That this Friday, the OAH will determine if it has the jurisdiction to Stay the Demolition Permit and set a briefing calendar including a phone-in conference hearing on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

3. DMPED says they will begin demolition on January 6, 2020.

So yes, we now have a forum demanding DCRA be transparent with the information they have withheld from us for months despite this being an entirely public interest case.  We want the air, water, soil erosion, geotech, fire safety, pedestrian safety documents that are supposed to be in place before anything begins at the site.

Moreover, we argued demolition is premature and illegal given the designation of the site as an historic landmark and because the legal nexus between construction and zoning codes has not been fulfilled, in that there is at least one more zoning approval that needs to happen beyond the many appeals we have in motion.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COUNCILMEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO STOP THE DEMOLITION!  Use this form here; https://tinyurl.com/dccouncilcontacts2019

ALSO, PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK! ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IN REAL LIFE! Share this link and have them sign the petition which also sends in a note.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!!

www.SaveMcMillan.org/petition

Finally, Keep January 6, 2020, on your calendar.  DMPED says they will begin demolition of the site then.  We will be there to protest!  PLEASE BE READY!!

happy holidaze!
the SMAC TEAM.
FB.ME/SAVEMCMILLAN

5 comments:

  1. It is difficult to understand why my posts are being blocked when I suggest resident might also contact the council if they favor development of the site.

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    1. You shouldnt be surprised if you are referring to this site. Not very balanced if you haven't already noticed.

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  2. the unnecessary destruction of a "safe drinking water filtration utility" is shockingly irresponsible, think of climate change and other clear vulnerabilities of the West side CHEMICAL based water treatment plant. Why is it an Army base? Vulnerabilities?
    We can have the Olmsted designed park, all 25 coherent acres FOR A PITTANCE of expense, and all the needed retail a million ways.

    But you all are Lemmings! Lead around by VMP, a perjuring unethical corporate conglomerate, that is stealing OUR land, our land.. too bad you all care so little about ethics, and morality and your own city, and demand proper mass transit up North Cap, this is idiotic!!. I recommend that everyone who does care call the House of Representatives Homeland Security Sub Committee on Preparedness(emergency shelter at McMillan and water security, and food)We need Federal oversight to stop the corrupt deal, we need authority, not more stupid emails to each other!Call 202-226-2616 the Sub Committee secretary and ask for Lauren McClain,, in charge of Prearedness and Homeland security.Also Chair,man Bennie Thompson, call his office, NOW!..FOMP filed a Temporary Restraining Order, so I would also write to the DC Superior Court and support the TRO, NOW kiddies!
    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    Civil Division

    FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN PARK, )
    ) Case No. 2019 CA 006127 P(MPA)
    ) Judge Kelly A. Higashi
    Petitioner, ) Next Event: Initial Scheduling
    ) Conference,
    v. ) December 20, 2019,
    ) 9:30 a.m.
    ERNEST CHRAPPAH, DIRECTOR, )
    D.C. DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND
    REGULATORY AFFAIRS,

    DEPUTY MAYOR FOR PLANNING AND
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,


    ______________________________________

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  3. Why was it an Army base? The Army Corps of Engineers. They built the reservoir in 1902, or something close to that date. They operate the water treatment system, and are the ones who declared the filtration plant to be surplus to their needs.

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