Category: McMillan Park

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 […]

McMillan, Barry Farm Project Approvals Foretell Zoning Rewrite Deliberations

For Immediate Release, Monday, October 6, 2014 McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Futures, 202-631-7292 At the end of September 2014, the DC Zoning Commission deliberated and made some initial decisions to approve two very controversial projects that would giveaway large tracts of public land to private developers and create “mixed-income” communities — Barry Farm & McMillan […]