Currently, the 25-acre McMillan Sand Filtration site stands abandoned, empty, and without any use, save for being an eyesore, but soon it will house a number of brand new mixed-used developments. The Bloomingdale neighborhood blog reported that the Zoning Commission approved the plans for McMillan's Parcel 4 on Thursday. These plans involve constructing a mixed-use, multi-family building with 255,000 square feet of residential space and a roughly 53,000-square-foot grocery store. Located between 1st and Half streets
NE NW, this project will house a total of 250 apartments, 25 of which will be for those making 80 percent of the area median income.
Bloomingdale resident Andrea Rosen posted her testimony in the Bloomingdale neighborhood blog, criticizing Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners' plans. She claimed that the project is "now embarrassingly out of synch with District law" due to its limited number of affordable housing units.
This comes only a few days after the Zoning Commission approved the plans for a seven-story, mixed-use development on Parcel 2. These plans involve 18,000 to 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail topped by approximately 236 apartments. According to the Envision McMillan website, 27 of these residential units will be designated for affordable housing for those households making 50 percent of the area median income. This site is located on the southeast side of the Historic North Service Court.
• Andrea Rosen: "Zoning Commission approves mixed-use development at McMillan Park" [Bloomingdale Neighborhood Blog]
• Envision McMillan [Official Website]