Category: Historic Sites

Chairman Mendelson Shocks with Request for Emergency Legislation for McMillan

Save McMillan Action Coalition (SMAC) For Release:    April 7, 2016 Contact: Chris Otten, 1-202-810-2768,  smac.dc@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/SAVEMcMillan   Chairman Mendelson Shocks with Request for Emergency Legislation for McMillan — Opponents React Swiftly and Strongly   This past Monday, April 4th, DC Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson introduced emergency legislation, without a clear reason [UPDATE: Mendelson explains action […]

City’s Over-Development of McMillan Park Challenged in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Amal Mimish, Save McMillan Action Coalition, 202-706-9408, savemcmillan@activist.one City’s Over-Development of McMillan Park Challenged in Court Plain Language of Development Rules at Question Washington, D.C. — The battle over the McMillan development project is now in the DC Court of Appeals, DC’s highest judicial body. In a bold move, McMillan […]

MCMILLAN WARS! DC Zoning Commission Denies Party Status to Affected Residents and Ignores the Power of True Affordability

Save McMillan Action Coalition Press Release, December 18, 2015 Contact: Chris Otten, DC for Reasonable Development MCMILLAN WARS! DC Zoning Commission Denies Party Status to Affected Residents and Ignores the Power of True Affordability   Washington, DC — On Thursday evening, the DC Zoning Commission held yet another hearing on McMillan Park (and there are […]

Silverman, Mendelson Clash over McMillan

Friends of McMillan Park For Release: November 5, 2015 Contact: Erin Fairbanks, erinwhite@yahoo.com, @czarinamaude Silverman, Mendelson Clash over McMillan Freshman Councilmember Elissa Silverman on Tuesday sharply disagreed with Chairman Phil Mendelson and her colleagues over the absence of competition in the selection of the developer for McMillan Sand Filtration Plant and Park. The exchange took […]

McMillan: District Pays Developer Lawyers to Oppose Residents

PRESS RELEASE –Friends of McMillan Park FOR RELEASE: August 5, 2015 CONTACT: Erin Fairbanks, erinwhite@yahoo.com, 240-506-6777, @czarinamaude District Pays Developer Lawyers to Oppose Residents DC Court of Appeals to Hear McMillan Appeal: What’s Holland & Knight Afraid of? District taxpayers are apparently paying the city’s premier developer law firm to oppose a group of four […]

Mayor’s Agent Shows City’s Determination to Demolish McMillan at All Costs, Including Fair and Impartial Review

Press Release :: Citywide Friends of McMillan Park Contact:  Eric Gold, smac.dc@gmail.com Mayor’s Agent Shows City’s Determination to Demolish McMillan at All Costs, Including Fair and Impartial Review The 25-acre public McMillan Park site along North Capitol Street is both a local and national historic landmark.  The District Government must therefore, in effect, nullify these […]

Councilmembers Criticize Efforts to Neutralize McMillan Opponents

For Release: March 10, 2015 Contact: Erin Fairbanks, erinwhite@yahoo.com, 240-506-6777, @czarinamaude Councilmembers Criticize Efforts to Neutralize McMillan Opponents Chairman Phil Mendelson, joined by Councilmember Elissa Silverman, reacted strongly to testimony at a hearing on Friday, March 6, about District money being paid to a public relations firm to discredit District residents who oppose the McMillan […]

City Council Using Holidays to Rush Through Privatization of McMillan Site Without Proper Planning

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the DC City Council intends to take a vote on disposing 25-acres of public land located in close proximity to Congress, the McMillan Park and Sand Filtration Site. http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/32678/PR20-1081-CommitteeReport1.pdf The Deputy Mayor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is asking the Council for full negotiation rights […]

Zoning Commissioners Poised to “Rubber Stamp” the Displacement of 400+ Barry Farm Families

Barry Farm Tenants & Allies Association (BFTAA) 1312 Stevens Road SE, WDC 20032 PRESS CONTACT — Detrice Belt, 202-286-8584, bfwrtaa@gmail.com Zoning Commissioners Poised to “Rubber Stamp” the Displacement of 400+ Barry Farm Families . Monday October 20, 2014, Washington, DC – Tonight, the DC Zoning Commission may give initial approval to the controversial Barry Farm […]