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Washington, DC

A comprehensive plan combining historic preservation, new development, and a network of open public spaces for a vibrant and healthy community in the District of Columbia.

Constructed at the end of the 19th century as a sand filtration facility to provide clean drinking water, the McMillan site has been unused and inaccessible for many decades. To bring the 25 acres of unused land and historic structures back to life, Perkins Eastman engaged in a robust public engagement process to arrive at a vision comprised of diverse market and affordable housing opportunities, medical office space, retail, and open spaces that includes the largest new park in the city. Built in a time when works of civic infrastructure were constructed with great care and consideration, the plan preserves underground filtration beds, large concrete sand storage bins and the unique topography of the landmark.  The result is a new neighborhood that enhances the surrounding districts and brings new amenities to the local community.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Vision McMillan Partners, LLC
  • Size:

  • 101,171 sq. m.
  • Markets:

  • Large Scale Mixed-Use
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • Washington, DC