Posts Tagged ‘Stronghold’

McDuffie Wants You to Know He Does NOT Support Tiny Houses

For our Best of D.C. issue, out today, I wrote about the "Best Tiny Houses." It was an easy choice: It went to what, as far as I'm aware, are the city's only tiny houses, a delightful collection of micro-dwellings on wheels on a small plot of land between alleys in Stronghold.
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie [...]

Changes to McMillan Design Fail to Win Over Loudest Skeptics

Earlier this week, UrbanTurf published a couple of renderings of the new design for a big park at the McMillan sand filtration site along North Capitol Street. The latest scheme from Vision McMillan Partners address some neighborhood concerns, replaces a 3.4-acre park at the center of the site with a 6.2-acre park at the southern [...]

Extra Park Space for McMillan? Not in My Reservoir

In response to my post yesterday on the controversy over the development of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site, a number of readers commented that the community desire for additional park space could be satisfied by incorporating a portion of the McMillan reservoir area across First Street NW. The reservoir and its surrounding green space are [...]

D.C.’s Biggest Development Project: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?

Twenty-five years ago, the D.C. government paid $9.3 million for a 25-acre site along North Capitol Street that it hoped to develop into a mixed-use community. And for a quarter century, the McMillan Sand Filtration Site has sat fenced off and vacant, a waste of valuable space that leaves most passersby wondering about the vaguely [...]

McMillan Tour Draws a Big (and Slightly Agitated) Crowd

EYA-representative Aakash Thakkar, center left in the blue shirt, opens the tour.
On Saturday morning, I joined roughly 100 other people for a tour of the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant.
Given the weekend morning time, I figured the crowd would be docile and relatively quiet. But true to what's now becoming classic McMillan, there was an early [...]