Save the Date – McMillan Park Surplus Hearing – Thurs, 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)


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