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D.C. Zoning Update
This year the biggest organizing priority for the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Greater Greater Washington is working with the D.C. Office of Planning, the D.C. Zoning Commission and residents throughout the District to ensure a forward thinking, sustainable revision of D.C.’s zoning code.
The zoning code shapes the form of our city and influences its walkability, transit-friendliness, and the types of housing available. Yet the code hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 1958! Priorities have changed a lot since 1958 – and that’s why it’s so important to get involved in this effort to ensure the gains we’ve made in reinvestment and livability continue far into the future.
McMillan Sand Filtration Site
Done right, the planned redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant will create the city’s largest new park and foster a vibrant, walkable neighborhood. The planned transformation will sensibly complement the surrounding neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and Stronghold and bring the isolated Washington Hospital Center campus back into the city’s fabric.
While the extensive planning process has built broad community support, the future of the former sand filtration site is still contested.
Some who are opposing the transformation of this long off-limits city-owned parcel have mischaracterized the plans and are urging the D.C. government to halt progress despite the many proposed public benefits.
- TAKE ACTION: Speak up to District officials for moving McMillan forward
- Read the latest update on the project’s HPRB approval from Washington City Paper (November 2013)
- View the video rendering of the proposed redevelopment
McMillan photo by dalesun on Flickr.