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McMillan Sand Filtration Site / Multifamily Building

Washington, DC

MV+A has partnered with David Jameson Architect Inc. to design a mixed use building as part of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site redevelopment. The building, which features space for a full service grocery store and 5 levels of market rate apartments and senior housing, will be part of a larger development on the site of the former water filtration plant built between 1902 and 1905. Between 1907 and 1911 Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. designed a perimeter pedestrian path around the site that was open until the 1940s, when the site was closed to the public during World War II. The filtration plant closed operation in 1986 and the federal government sold the property to the city for the purpose of redevelopment.

The redevelopment will preserve the existing service courts, sand bins, and regulator houses, and includes row houses, rental apartments, medical office space, an exciting retail mix, and a 6.25 acre park with a community center and pool. It will also reintroduce Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.’s pedestrian path around the site.

On November 22, the team and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development jointly filed a PUD application to the DC Zoning Commission which included a “Stage One” Masterplan and a “Consolidated Package” depicting the buildings planned for phase one.

For more information please visit the Envision McMillan website.

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