Catacombs below McMillan Park, a decommissioned water treatment plant in Northwest D.C.

Catacombs below McMillan Park, a decommissioned water treatment plant in Northwest D.C.

Few development projects in D.C. have caused as much neighborhood uproar as the proposed plans for the McMillan sand filtration site, which sits along a strip of North Capitol Street in a rapidly changing part of the city. A recent court ruling put the brakes on plans to put “mixed use” buildings there, a victory for the activists who want to preserve an open space where they see historic value. Kojo explores what’s at stake in the debate and where it’s heading next.

Guests

  • Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU 88.5
  • Kirby Vining Treasurer, Friends Of McMillan Park
  • Brian Kenner Deputy Mayor For Economic Development, District Of Columbia

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