Events and Calendar

September Town Hall Meeting — Update on FMP Progress

The summer started with a lively surplus meeting in which our neighborhood emphatically expressed their displeasure over the DC City Council’s efforts to sell McMillan Park for development. Friends of McMillan Park have been working throughout the summer to advocate for the preservation and adaptive reuse of this National Historic Place. Please join us for a town hall meeting on September 14 from 3-5 pm to hear news of these efforts and more. Speakers will address McMillan Park’s history and explain both the District’s proposals for the site and the alternatives. We’ll also have a focused discussion of community concerns and a list of ways you can help.  Refreshments will be served.

Location: Saint Martin’s Pioneer Room, 1908 North Capitol St. NW (North Capitol and T; entrance on T Street)

Save the Date – McMillan Park Surplus Hearing on Thursday, 6 June 2013, 6:30pm

All hands on deck! We need YOU to attend the critical upcoming community meeting on the surplus declaration proposed for McMillan Park.

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 6:30 pm, the District Government will hold a public hearing in the neighborhood to listen to the community’s views on its plans to declare the McMillan Reservoir Park Historic District to be “surplus” public real estate.  This is a clinical way of the Government saying that our historic site provides zero value to the community and is therefore best suited for disposal via sale or give-away to their developer cronies.

The city is going to great lengths to minimize the publicity of this important community hearing. For example, the required 30-day meeting notice fails to even include the name “McMillan”.  Rather, the notice simply and coldly identifies this historic treasure as “2501 First Street NW” or “Square 3128, Lot 0800″.

In order to save McMillan Park, we must pack the hearing room with DC residents ready to speak out loudly against the proposed “surplus” designation. We need your help.

Please join us – and bring a friend or two.  Let’s make it clear to the Mayor and City Council that our historic green space is an essential community asset rather than waste to be thrown away.

Logistics details:

  • Event: McMillan Park Surplus Community Meeting
  • Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: All Nations Baptist Church
  • Address: 2001 North Capitol Street NE (North Capitol & Rhode Island)

Documentation:

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