WASHINGTON, DC—The $720-million redevelopment of the 25-acreMcMillan Sand Filtration Plant was the subject ofa DC Council hearing on Wednesday where a numberof council members spoke favorably of the controversialproject.

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The hearing focused on the disposition of the McMillan propertyto Vision McMillan Partners, led byTrammell Crow, EYA andJair Lynch Development Partners. Councilwoman andDC Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser,said she is "pleased we are here to move forward." DC CouncilmanKenyan McDuffie, a resident of the Strongholdneighborhood that borders the McMillan property, said, “I lookforward to the fence being removed.”

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The DC Zoning Commission approved the McMillan planned-unitdevelopment in late September. DC Mayor VincentGray subsequently introduced the proposed land dispositionand surplus declaration to the council, according to the WashingtonBusiness Journal.

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The McMillan project calls for 146 townhomes from EYA, 531apartments in two buildings, inclduing one anchored by asupermarket, from Jair Lynch, 1 million square feet of healthcare-dominated office space from Trammell Crow, an eight-acrecentral park and a 17,000-square-foot community center. See storyin the Washington Business Journal.


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John Jordan

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