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I’ve written a ton about the development of the McMillan Sand Filtration site: The plan for the 25-acre Bloomingdale parcel, the opposition to the project, the various conspiracy theories surrounding McMillan:
- The people that think cheap chicken joints will dominate the supposedly classy retail
- The people that think the developers are planting supporters in community meetings
- The people that think the local ANC commissioner is being paid off
- The people that think the developers generally are full of shit
Alas, I’ve never actually been in McMillan though! The place is fenced off.
But according to Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.‘s website, the developers are offering two opportunities in early June to tour the site (for those unfamiliar, it’s the field with the bizarre concrete towers or “silos” just south of the Washington Hospital Center). Here’s more info:
Tour of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site, June 3, 2009 at 6 pm or June 6, 2009 at 10 am: Meet at the west gate entrance to participate in the tour. RSVP by June 1 to John Basile at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.634.8679. The tour will last about one hour.