TO: Mayor Vincent Gray, Members of the City Council, Members of the Historic Preservation Review Board
We, the undersigned, agree:
1. The McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District — both its above and below ground structures — is a tremendous asset for our city;
2. The status quo benefits no one and action must be taken to return this valuable space to public use;
3. Any plan approved for the site’s development must provide for community amenities and public benefits and must preserve and enhance the historic integrity of this engineering marvel and national landmark park.
We strongly urge you to (1.) reject the current plan proposed by Vision McMillan Partners and (2.) consider more creative, alternative proposals that will result in a destination worthy of this unique historic site and our nation’s capital.