Thursday, February 04, 2021

02-04-2021 WBJ post on the latest DC Court of Appeals case decision in support of the McMillan project

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The latest on the McMillan development project.  

McMillan developers pick up anothercourt win, though construction remains blocked

Alex Koma

Staff Reporter

Washington Business Journal

One of the developers looking to remake the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant just picked up another win in court, though there are still some barriers remaining before construction can start on the tortured project.

A three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday against a challenge to one piece of the project, affirming the Zoning Commission’s decision to approve a residential-over-retail building proposed by Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners on one of the 25-acre property’s seven parcels.

Executives at Jair Lynch did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the ruling. James Fournier, one of the plaintiffs who lives near the Stronghold-area site, said he was frustrated that the court and the commission have now both refused to consider “a complete traffic study in any real detail” or the “un-assessed environmental impacts and real health problems for the people around McMillan” that he believes would follow the project.


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