Today is the day that groundbreaking begins on one of Washington, D.C.’s biggest and most contentious developments, the McMillan Sand Filtration site. The 25-acre project is expected to complete in 2018 with brand new medical office buildings, multi-family housing, row houses, retail, and a grocery store.
Once complete, the 2.1-million-square-foot project will feature 531 apartments and a 52,000-square-foot Harris Teeter from Jair Lynch and 146 townhouses from EYA. Additional plans for the site include an eight-acre park and 17,500-square-foot community center. The project is designed to achieve LEED-ND Gold. The cylindrical towers on the site will be preserved and stabilized.
The location is bounded by Michigan Avenue NW, North Capitol Street NW, and First and Channing streets NW. The Urban Designer and Master Planner behind the new development is Perkins Eastman.
In order to celebrate the history of the site that may have served as the first de-facto integrated park in the city, check out the timeline below.
• History [Envision McMillan]
• Timeline [Friends of McMillan]