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A Look at the Community Center at the McMillan Redevelopment

by Nena Perry-Brown

Aerial rendering of the community center. Click to enlarge.

While the redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration site at Michigan Avenue and North Capitol Streets NW (map) remains on hold, last week, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) held a final review of the design for the community center planned for the site.

Site plan off First and Channing Streets NW. Click to enlarge.

The layout of the community center will be partially below-grade, and it would have a vegetated roof and louvered sun shade overhang. The lower level will have a pool, fitness room, and lockers, while there will be a gallery and a multipurpose room upstairs, along with a mezzanine overlooking the pool below. 

Rendering of Filter Cell 28 and the community center, looking west. Click to enlarge.

The Zoning Commission approved the first iteration of a redevelopment for the McMillan site in 2014, proposing nearly 700 townhouses and apartments, medical office buildings, retail, a grocery store, and eight acres of open space; the project has been on hold due to appeals since 2016. CFA approved the landscape design in June.

Rendering of the community center from the playground, looking east. Click to enlarge.

Additional renderings, courtesy of Quinn Evans Architects and Rhodeside Harwell (RHI), are below.

Rendering of Filter Cell 28 from the plaza berm. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the community center from the South Service Court. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-look-at-the-community-center-at-the-mcmillan-redevelopment/17310

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