Monday, March 2, 2009

mcmillan filtration site photo tour

since we haven't talked about the mcmillan site much lately, i just thought i'd keep it fresh in people's minds with a post that includes a few photos from a friend who was lucky enough to take one of the guided tours of the site a few years ago. i hope they'll be having another one of these sometime this year, and i actually get a chance to go!

here are the photos from jessica hanff on flickr.

6 comments:

Scenic Artisan said...

cool. i was on the same tour:
http://tinyurl.com/dkpqug
i met your friends that day.

Paul Kirk said...

This is the place you called an eyesore at the public meeting? Don't you like open space, trees, ivies, grass, sunshine and things other than the next place for us to consume things?

IMGoph said...

mr. kirk: i'm not sure what you're talking about. i believe you might be confusing me for someone else. i did not speak at the recent forum at trinity.

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos of something not only historic, but what will soon be forgotten. Are the main safety concerns the manholes if the site were to become a park? Cannot the covers be welded shut? Worries that some kid will split their head open playing football or Frisbee? I have not attended the meetings. Maybe I will, but it seems like a lost cause. This part of the city desperately needs green space. Promise a Trader Joe’s and housing for thousands. All I see are dollar and checks cashed stores, and other strip mall amenities like those equal to 4th NE and Rhode Island Avenue, and H-Street NE. Oh, and lots of traffic.

TheCommiss said...

Thanks for sharing the photo's...it is a unique site that hopefully proivdes this community with a space we can all utilize. Now, it just sits as an un-used industrial waste land with costly maintainence issues for taxpayers to foot. Put this property back on the tax rools, providing housing for vanishing middle class, providing jobs construction and long term retail, service, professional and medical employment opportunities, on top of getting a great open space with tons of opportunites for this community to have many types of activities on this site, all of this is a great chance for this community to make a huge advancement to on many different levels. Hope to see the site myself in a few months...

anxious said...

where does this stand currently?