Economic Development Roundtable & City Paper Coverage
Hello! There’s even more in McMillan News:
On September 19th Councilmember Michael Brown, who chairs the Economic Development Committee, held a roundtable discussion on the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. Ward Five Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie joined him for the entirety of the hearing, and staffers for other councilmembers were on hand to hear testimony from the Vision McMillan Partners, neighborhood residents, ANCs, civic associations and area organizations.
On September 20th, the City Paper covered the roundtable and gave a McMillan Update. Taking over the Housing Complex blog, Aaron Weiner quotes Councilmember Brown who said, “I am extremely serious about getting past the rhetoric, the half-truths and frankly some of the deliberate false information that some chose to put out instead of having honest discussion.” The article also garnered an interesting collection of comments… knowing the actual players involved, I think it’s safe to say that there are some playful masqueraders weighing in.
Finally, on September 21st, Housing Complex followed up with a quick look into what it would take to expand the park space across 1st Street to the west and into the site controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers, where the original McMillan Park existed.