by Lark Turner
After years of debate, the Zoning Commission (ZC) has tentatively approved the first stage of a planned unit development (PUD) for the redevelopment of McMillan Sand Filtration Plant. In a 4-0 vote, the commission gave developer Vision McMillan Partners a two-year permission to move forward with the first stage of the PUD on Monday night, though final action won’t be taken until November.
The redevelopment plan for the 25-acre filtration site on the northern edge of Bloomingdale (map) includes a mix of townhouses and multi-family residential, office space, park space, a community center and retail, including a grocery store. The development team of Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) is made up of Jair Lynch, EYA, Trammell Crow, and architect Shalom Baranes.
- jaybee said at 8:42 am on Tuesday September 30, 2014:Oh thank goodness, I was worried I was really worried Friends of McMillan was going to go away. My entertainment value would have dramatically declined.
- Circle Thomas said at 9:35 am on Tuesday September 30, 2014:When this project is finally completed in 2042, I look forward to seeing pictures of the sobbing faces of Friends of McMillan Water Filtration Site in front of it.
- JQH3 said at 9:48 am on Tuesday September 30, 2014:Would not be surprised if Fear of Modernity put out a “press release” stating that the ZC rejected the PUD and demanded that the site be immediately turned over to urban fish-farming.But really, can someone explain what this actually entails for the development? Does this mean it goes to Mayor’s agent next, or what does the two-year PUD entail? When does building start?