Tuesday’s Must Reads

by Shilpi Paul


This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/tuesdays_must_reads1029/7750


  1. Circle Thomas said at 9:21 am on Tuesday October 29, 2013:

    Of course the HPO like the new McMillan Plans—they look terrible. Of course, the opponents of any development on McMillan (AKA, people who live in Logan Circle nowhere near this thing) will continue to fight it.

  1. Colin said at 9:24 am on Tuesday October 29, 2013:

    I’m guessing the “SALM” link was supposed to link to something other than Urbanturf.

    Also, I thought the McMillan project looked better before it had to undergo review.

  1. Emma Brown said at 10:16 am on Tuesday October 29, 2013:

    The HPO was absolutely correct in calling revisions to the McMillan Plan a “significant improvement over previous versions. The plan undeniably preserves and enhances the historic integrity of McMillan Park and creates a place that I will be excited to call home.

  1. Anonypants said at 12:40 pm on Tuesday October 29, 2013:

    Colin - totally agree. I mean, check out the paper white facade on the town houses. What is that going to look like in real life? The answer is: they don’t make material that looks anything like that, and so they will put whatever the heck they feel like on there.

    What the new plan really says is: “Here’s what VMP thinks about your suggestions, HPO. Now take it or leave it.”

  1. Daniel Wolkoff said at 2:44 am on Thursday October 31, 2013:

    The city govt has shown it’s contempt for the community health for 27 years. Really pathetic to hear lemmings accept this abuse. Friends Of McMillan and sincere residents, who care about their homes and places for the kids to grow up healthy, are trying to do the common sense thing here. They are not delusional about damage to the world by endless construction and how the environment needs our help. The city govt caused the flooding and didn’t care when it was lower income african-american homes being destroyed. There would have been a Olmsted designed park restored had this site been in upper NW, don’t reward institutional RACISM, get real. We have a miserable, dense , section of the city devoid of parks.
    . If this crowding of mediocre architecture over McMillan, the last “great public space” , is such a great idea, then let the hacks in the mayors office get a section of Rock Creek Park ceded to DC by the Feds. And build this miserable excuse for urban planning over there.
    Your hacks on the City Council are giving Billions of our dollars to these developers when this is OUR land, our open space, a needed community eco-campus, a Glen Echo for our families. The DC subsidy to these 10 developers, who’s initial plan sucked, is $319 million, they will be feeding at this pig trough for decades. We must stop the”surplussing” by corrupt officials to these failing developers. The people’s land , they have no right to give it away!
    They have given upper NW all the park space, real parks formed by geology, streams and cultural heritage, not a lawn skirted by saplings. We can do all the park related use in adaptive re-use of existing structures. We don’t need to be DESTRUCTIVE of our cultural heritage.
    These renderings are a distortion, but some love to be deluded. Read the Nomination to the National Parks Registry of Historic Places to see just what is being destroyed. Urban Turf, you could have a discussion of what is really needed for our community, not just cheer leading an atrocious wrong affront, try putting your thinking cap on! Urban turf would have rejected L’Enfant, and Senator
    McMillan and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Your the joke Urban Turf, and the rest of your anti-environmental , yuppies. You don’t have to take parks from people who need them, too bad you don’t understand or care..

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