Residents near and far seek to preserve & protect the federally landmarked and registered historic McMillan Park and Sand Filtration Plant.
We seek an adaptive reuse of this amazing site in line with the federally-assigned restrictive preservation covenants that run with the land deed in perpetuity.
We seek re-use concepts that won’t substantially disturb the existing open green plains, that highlight the above ground structures, and that protects the wonderful viewsheds in all directions.
We don’t want to see the historically protected underground waterworks almost completely demolished as is being threatened now. Instead, we seek light recreational & commercial re-purposing of the fantastic subterranean water filtration cells.
You can become a member of the Committee for the McMillan Park Conservancy by agreeing to our mission and submitting a nominal annual donation.
And/or consider sponsoring our efforts to form a conservancy & land trust at this amazing site.
“The reimagining of obsolete infrastructure such as New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Millennium Park and Seattle’s Gas Works Park proves that lasting economic growth flows from incorporating the bones of a city into its emerging new self… [not]…2 million square feet of mixed-use development better suited for Reston or Tysons Corner.”– Jeffery Anderson, The Washington Post, September 18, 2015 (link)
WE ALSO ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS TO HELP WITH LEGAL EXPENSES AND OTHER COSTS OF WINNING THE SITE FOR A CONSERVANCY!
For more information, contact:
The Committee for the McMillan Park Conservancy
Daniel Wolkoff, President, Jerome Peloquin, Vice President
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