STATEMENT on DC Court of Appeals McMillan ruling


December 8, 2016



Cheryl Cort, Policy Director

(202) 251-7516


Coalition for Smarter Growth STATEMENT on DC Court of Appeals ruling on McMillan Sand Filtration Site redevelopment

Today, the DC Court of Appeals halted movement on the McMillan Sand Filtration Site redevelopment, vacating the Zoning Commission’s ruling on the planned unit development (PUD). Following the Court of Appeals ruling, Coalition for Smarter Growth Policy Director Cheryl Cort issued the following statement:

“The Appeals Court ruling is a disappointing setback to delivering the city’s largest new park for all of us to enjoy. The ruling also delays much-needed housing and affordable housing, a new grocery store, and the historic restoration of aging structures.

Whatever the next steps to win a mixed-use McMillan development, the Court’s interpretation of the District’s Comprehensive Plan underscores just how important it is for residents to get involved with the ongoing Comprehensive Plan amendment process to clarify the plan as our city’s vision for guiding growth.”


About the Coalition for Smarter Growth 

The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the leading organization in the Washington DC region dedicated to making the case for smart growth. Its mission is to promote walkable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities, and the land use and transportation policies and investments needed to make those communities flourish. Learn more at