Councilmember McDuffie announces a joint public roundtable on the surplus and disposition of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site

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On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations and Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Development, will convene a joint public roundtable on PR20-1081 the “McMillan Surplus Declaration and Approval Resolution of 2014”; PR20-1082 the “McMillan- Residential Townhomes Parcel Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014”; PR20-1083 the “McMillan – Residential Multifamily Parcels Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014”; and, PR20-1084 the “McMillan – Commercial Parcels Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014”.

This joint public roundtable will be held in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW at 10:00 AM. 

The purpose of this joint roundtable is to give the public the opportunity to comment on these measures.

The stated purpose of PR20-1081 the “McMillan Surplus Declaration and Approval Resolution of 2014” is to declare and approve as surplus the District-owned real property located at 2501 1st Street, N.W., formerly the McMillan Sand Filtration Site.

The stated purpose of PR20-1082 the “McMillan- Residential Townhomes Parcel Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014”, PR20-1083 the “McMillan – Residential Multifamily Parcels Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014”, and, PR20-1084 the “McMillan – Commercial Parcels Disposition Approval Resolution of 2014 is to approve the disposition of the District-owned real property at the McMillan Sand Filtration Site with a plan that includes:

“(a) 350,000 square feet for residential townhomes (“Townhomes Parcel”). Other components of the Project will be developed into approximately (a) 1,030,000 square feet of healthcare facilities (b) 41,250 square feet of retail ( c) 50,000 square feet of parks, landscaping or open area, (d) 52,920 square feet intended to be a full-service grocery store, (e) 566,930 square feet of gross floor area devoted to multi-family residential units.

Additionally, a significant portion of the Property will be retained by the District of Columbia Government and the proposed uses will include approximately 17,500 square feet of gross floor area devoted to a community center and a major feature of the site is an extensive amount of open space: approximately 444,056 square feet of land area devoted to parks and landscaped areas.

Finally, the redevelopment will preserve the North and South Service Courts, including all 20 sand storage bins, all four regulator houses, at least one sand washer, eleven filter bed portals and extended portions of the service court walls, and the preservation of approximately two acres of underground filterbeds, Cells 14 and 28. The redevelopment will re-establish the Olmsted Walk around the perimeter of the Property.”

The Committees invite the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Ms. Tai Meah, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Committee on Government Operations at (202) 724-8028, or via e-mail at tmeah@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, November 7, 2014.  Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five (5) minutes for oral presentation and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes for oral presentation. The Chairpersons reserve the right to modify the time allocations afforded to witnesses in order to permit all witnesses to testify.  Witnesses should bring 10 copies of their written testimony and if possible also submit a copy of their testimony electronically to tmeah@dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Copies of written statements should be submitted either to the Committee, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at the end of the business day on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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