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Vision McMillan Partners' redevelopment plan for the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant earned the OK Monday of the D.C. Zoning Commission, eight years after the team was selected to breathe life into the fenced-off, historic 25-acre Northwest D.C. site.
The controversial project, the subject of strong neighborhood opinion on both sides, will almost certainly be appealed by opponents to the D.C. Court of Appeals.
"Stage 1 PUD is approved. Stay tuned for next steps from us. This isn't the end - just another step in the process for us," @McMillanPark, which has organized the opposition to the McMillan development plan, tweeted immediately after the vote.
The first stage PUD approval will remain in effect for two years. A second, more detailed application must follow during that period, or the order could expire (though, usually, extensions are provided).