Developing The McMillan Water Filtration Site

Developing The McMillan Water Filtration Site

After decades of wrangling, the District has big plans for developing this historic 25-acre site.

The 25-acre field with rows of strange brick silos on North Capitol Street has long intrigued passersby. Is it home to a super secret bunker? An alien landing ground? Missile silos? It's actually a historic water filtration plant that was in use until 1985. After decades of wrangling, the District has big plans for developing the site. The final mix of park, offices and shops is being decided on now, and neighbors, preservationists and developers are all weighing in.

Guests

Jeff Miller

Director, Real Estate Development, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Ronnie Edwards

Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5-C.

Tony Norman

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 1-C; Chair of the McMillan Park Committee

Jair Lynch

President and CEO, Jair Lynch Development Partners

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McMillan Sand Filtration Site Conceptual Plans

Summary of the proposed project to develop the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. Courtesy of the Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development.

Alternative McMillan Sand Filtration Site Uses

A proposed use of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site includes transforming it into an urban farm or an urban beach. Courtesy of Prof. Miriam Gusevich, The Catholic University of America.

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