The 5pm Post – McMillan Sand Filtration Site Meeting #2 Sat.

by Prince Of Petworth November 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm 9 Comments

“Meeting #2: What We Heard- Design Principles & Approach

Join us for a discussion of the elements that will go into the final design plan, based on the feedback the design team got in Meeting #1 and the Salon Sessions at Big Bear. This is Meeting #2 of a three meeting series and will give you a chance to meet and talk to the design team, get a schedule for future meetings, and learn how to share all of your ideas.

Saturday, November 6, 2010
9 AM to 12 NOON
St. Martin’s Church
1908 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Enter on T Street)

Call: Tania Jackson (202) 355-8998”

  • Anonymous

    is THAT what that thing is. Could someone give some background info for the uninformed please?

  • This site has so much potential It is surrounded by residents, students (CUA, HU, Trinty) and hospital employees in search of amenities and it is a great location to live. It would be nice if they could somehow leverage in the design the fact that the Sand Filtration Site is near the water even without the water as part of the actual development site.

  • Anonymous

    does anyone actually think anything will happen here in the next 20 years? i don’t.

    • Ragged Dog


      The downside of the deliberative approach: everyone loses.

  • Goku

    Should just leave it alone….

  • jason

    one big shopping mall!

  • I have run across a well thought out plan to turn this into agricultural land. The grass could be used for grazing a small dairy herd of cows and goats and the plan suggested using the underground space as a dairy and creamery to make cheese. Then other parts could also be used for an organic farm. Does anyone know more about these proposals? I would love to see a working farm in this area of town. Perhaps there could even be a partnership with the schools.

  • Much respect to any developer (with good or evil intentions) who stages these neighborhood meetings. The IntangibleArts Militia attended Meeting #1 and the complete lack of consensus from the locals was hilarious. Everyone bitching about everything, interrupting everyone else, folks wielding torches & pitchforks, acting like their parents were being raped by robot dogs. Yet everyone seemed to want SOMETHING to be done with the site.

    It was very hard to see what message the developers could possibly have taken away from that madhouse of a meeting.

    Just do whatever y’all want to do, Mr. and Mrs. Developer, just keep the architecture sympathetic to the older homes nearby (modernism for its own sake is a dreadful path, see children’s hospital) and ignore the histrionic freakouts at the meeting. They’d be that way no matter what the hell you bring to the table.


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