Friends of McMillan Park Requests Meeting with Councilmember McDuffie

On the morning of Monday, 20 May 2013, Friends of McMillan Park delivered the following message via email to the Office of Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie regarding the DC Government’s proposal to declare the city-owned portion of national historic landmark McMillan Park to be surplus public land suitable for giveaway to a private developer.



Dear Council Member McDuffie,

As you know, the city will hold a meeting on June 6th to seek the community’s views on its plans to declare the publicly-owned McMillan Reservoir Park Historic District “surplus” and, therefore, eligible for sale to a private developer. The future of the McMillan Reservoir Park Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will have a direct impact on — and is of great interest to — many residents of Ward 5.

We would like to meet with you prior to the June 6th meeting to hear your position on the proposal to declare the site “surplus” as well as the Vision McMillan Partners’ plan. Would you please let us know a date and time convenient for you? You may reach us by contacting Hugh Youngblood at 202-630-2262 or sending an email to

Thank you, in advance, for your prompt response to our request.


Friends of McMillan Park


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