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Zoning Commission Approves First Stage of McMillan PUD

  • September 29, 2014

by Lark Turner

Zoning Commission Approves First Stage of McMillan PUD: Figure 1

After years of debate, the Zoning Commission (ZC) has tentatively approved the first stage of a planned unit development (PUD) for the redevelopment of McMillan Sand Filtration Plant. In a 4-0 vote, the commission gave developer Vision McMillan Partners a two-year permission to move forward with the first stage of the PUD on Monday night, though final action won’t be taken until November.

The redevelopment plan for the 25-acre filtration site on the northern edge of Bloomingdale (map) includes a mix of townhouses and multi-family residential, office space, park space, a community center and retail, including a grocery store. The development team of Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) is made up of Jair Lynch, EYA, Trammell Crow, and architect Shalom Baranes.

The ZC asked for more detailed information and guarantees on the transportation plan for the project as well as additional renderings and more information on a neighborhood benefits package.

Friends of McMillan, a neighbor group that has long opposed VMP’s development of the site, immediately issued a rebuke to the Zoning Commission and warned that they weren’t going away any time soon.

“Stay tuned for next steps from us,” the group wrote on Twitter. “This isn’t the end — just another step in the process for us.”

On October 6, the project will go before the mayor’s agent, which must provide approval before the redevelopment can move forward. You can read VMP’s pre-hearing statement here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/zoning_commission_approves_first_stage_of_mcmillan_park_pud/9029

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