Dear Friends of a New Vision for McMillan,
First, I thought you’d be interested in the editorial on McMillan that appeared in Saturday’s Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-mcmillan-plant-what-next/2013/06/21/70f47c3e-d855-11e2-a016-92547bf094cc_story.html#
Second, I want to remind you that we have another hearing before HPRB on Thursday at 330 pm at 441 4th Street NW, 2nd Floor. If you’d like to testify, email Tania at email@example.com and she will get you signed up.
If you can’t make it, please consider submitting a brief note regarding your opinions to the HPO and policy makers. Here’s a list of email addresses to which to address your letter and some text to get you started:
Please email Steve Calcott, at HPRB; and your City Councilmembers: Kenyan McDuffie, Phil Mendelson, Anita Bonds, Vincent Orange, David Grosso, David Catania, Jim Graham, Jack Evans, Mary Cheh, Muriel Bowser, Tommy Wells, Yvette Alexander, and Marion Barry. In the Mayor’s office, you can email Shiv Newaldass, Jeff Miller, Victor Hoskins and Harriet Tregoning.
To: Historic Preservation Review Board:
I am writing in support of the proposed building concepts for the adaptive re-use of the McMillan Reservoir sand filtration site. I appreciate the variety of innovative architecture employed to reimagine and adapt this historic industrial site for public use in the 21st century. I think there is an appropriate balance of open space, preservation and development in order to create the public amenities the community needs and to reconnect this place to our surrounding communities.
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I would hate to see the few loud voices and their spread of misinformation to arrest this process. Our community has been waiting for 30 years for the site to be adapted and reused. Meanwhile, its neglect is only damaging the landmark further.
Please send the proposed development to the Mayor’s Agent for expedient review. The landmark nor the community deserves to wait any longer.
I am sorry I cannot testify in person. Please give this letter that same weight.
Meanwhile there is a lot of erroneous information out there right now. The attached fact sheet should dispel many of those myths. If you need more accurate information on our project, please don’t hesitate to ask again at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for your time and support. I look forward to hanging out in the park with you one day soon.
Anne L. Corbett