McMillan Park Legal Cases Reveal Startling Facts

McMillan Press Update May 22, 2016 :: SAVE MCMILLAN ACTION COALITION :: 202 344 5385 ::  savemcmillan.org  –> as posted on bloomingdale blog McMillan Park Legal Cases Reveal Startling Facts Not Considered by City Council or Planners During Park Giveaway Proceedings Legal filings demonstrate overwhelming traffic conditions, millions of gallons of wasteful sewage and water use, […]

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 […]

Council Hearing on Advisory Neighborhood Commission “Great Weight” Highlights Consistent Dissent to Zoning Regulations Rewrite (ZRR)

——————————————————- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eric Gold, egold@dc4reality.org ——————————————————- Council Hearing on Advisory Neighborhood Commission “Great Weight” Highlights Consistent Dissent to Zoning Regulations Rewrite (ZRR); DC Office of Planning Chided by ANC’s   Washington, DC — On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, more than fifteen current and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners from around the City testified before […]

As Zoning Rewrite Unfolds, Public Dissent Rises

DC’s Office of Planning and Zoning Commission Resist Explanation for Massive Zoning Overhaul Record Shows Startling Lack of Participation by DC Civic/Citizen Groups; ANC’s Mocked by OP Responses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Albert Gomez, dcplanningaccess@gmail.com, (443) 821-7526 As the Zoning Regulations Review (ZRR) process unfolds, Zoning Commissioners have thanked the Office of Planning for […]

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 […]

DC Auditor Calls for New Competition for McMillan Developer

Friends of McMillan Park For Release: Monday, October 26, 2015 Contact: Erin Fairbanks, erinwhite@yahoo.com, @czarinamaude   DC Auditor Calls for New Competition for McMillan Developer In an October 19 letter to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, District of Columbia Auditor Kathy Patterson discussed the expanding role the master developer, Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) has had in […]

Spanish Translation Request Nixed for Zoning Overhaul

Press Contact: Albert Gomez, dcplanningaccess@gmail.com, (443) 821-7526 Planners’ Convenience Trumps Public Inclusion; District Officials Say Translating ZRR Too Costly and “Not Legally Required” On Monday September 21, 2015, the DC Zoning Commission denied requests by several ANC Commissioners, citizens’ groups, as well as many individuals, to have the Office of Planning translate the Zoning Regulation […]