Summary of Reasons for Lack of Support for the Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) Plan

Lack of Historic Preservation in the revised VMP plan
In 1991, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board designated McMillan Park as a Historic Landmark. Recently, the Site has also been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. These designations are critical in order to ensure that a substantial contiguous portion of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site would forever be reserved for recreation and open space and requiring adaptive reuse of the site’s historical elements — both above and below ground. From the perspective of historic preservation, the Vision McMillan Partners plan has three primary flaws.

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