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.


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.”


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.


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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