We’re happy to see so many signs saying “Create McMillan Park” popping up. One of my favorite things about the McMillan project is the opportunity to tear down the fences around the site and create a new space for everyone to enjoy.
Looking forward to a new year—we will be heading to and holding more community meetings. Hope to see you there.
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
This past Saturday VMP shared its proposed concept for the community center at McMillan. Playing on the history of water filling the underground chambers, EEK has sketched a facility centered around a pool housed in one of the preserved filtration cells.
Light would stream through the manholes and windows along the exposed sides of the cell into both a fitness center and a 20M pool. A glass walled multipurpose room would be perched above the cell with dramatic views across the new Central Park to the east and the federal reservoir to the west.
Locating the facility in the cell will maximize its accessibility as well as leverage the preservation funds, thereby maximizing the facility’s size within the existing District budget for the project.
What do you think of the concept?