DC Water has proposed an infrastructure project at McMillan Park that would destroy two historic underground water filtration cells, Cells 25 and 26.
Friends of McMillan Park believes that the two cells proposed for demolition in the southwest corner of the Site remain structurally sound. However, structurally unsound cells exist two or three cells east in the southeast corner. Therefore, because we understand the need for the First Street tunnel to mitigate sewer backups in Bloomingdale, we encourage supporters of the integrity of McMillan Park to ask HPRB to request that DC Water utilize the two unsound cells in the southeast corner for their tunneling work. This adjustment would allow the water infrastructure project to proceed with minimal change and sound parts of the Site to remain preserved.
Excerpts from DC Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) meeting notice:
From: DC Government <email@example.com>
MONTHLY PUBLIC NOTICE
HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS
March 28, 2013
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m.
The Historic Preservation Review Board will meet Thursday, March 28 and to consider permit and concept applications for work affecting historic properties. This meeting may also include a public hearing on nominations to designate historic landmarks or historic districts.
The agenda of cases for the HPRB meetings will be drawn from this notice, which provides a list of cases that were filed by the application deadline. PLEASE NOTE that some cases filed for consideration may not be included on the Board’s agenda for this month’s public meetings. A case may be deferred at the request of the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission, for insufficient information, if additional preparation is required, or at the discretion of the staff or HPRB. Listing on this notice does not guarantee a hearing this month.
The agenda for the March 2013 HPRB meeting will be emailed to all recipients of this public notice and posted on the Historic Preservation Office website at www.preservation.dc.gov on March 22, 2013. To receive a print copy of the staff report for a case on the agenda, please contact Bruce Yarnall at (202) 442-8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org on or after March 22.
McMillan Park Reservoir Sand Filtration Site, Michigan Avenue and North Capitol Street, NW, HPA #13-208, raze permit for two below-grade sand filtration cells for construction of First Street storm water tunnel (Callcott)
Revised master plan and design guidelines for McMillan Park Reservoir, Michigan Avenue and North Capitol Street, NW (Callcott)