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McMillan Park: What Happened and Why
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When: Friday, March 24th
6:30-10:00 pm
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 518
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20008
United States
Presenter: McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: Jerome Peloquin

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McMillan Park – What Happened and Why?


Presented by:


The McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture

March 24th 2017

6:30 – 10:00 PM


Moot Court – Room 518

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

4340 Connecticut Ave., NW WDC 20008



Opening Remarks


Jerry Peloquin, The Growth Machine – DMPED & The Developers

G. Lee Aikin, A Brief History of McMillan Park

Daniel Wolkoff, McMillan Park – The Billion Dollar Hustle

Panel #1:  The DC Government's Plan  (Invited Speakers)


Parisa Nouruzi, Empower DC

Chris Otten, DC for Reasonable Development

Eddie Johnson, AIA Architect and Urban Planner


  • What is “The Growth Machine?” – How it all works

  • The Surplusing of Public Land – Why?

  • Racism & Land Use Policy

  • Public Interest or Private Profit?

  • Development and Public Health

  • Questions & Answers

Panel #2:  Legal Argument – Unanimous Ruling by D.C. Ct. of Appeals 3 Judge Panel


Jason Klien, JD


  • The  Arguments

  • The Covenants

  • The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines

  • Questions & Answers


Panel #3:  Sustainable Alternatives


G. Lee Aikin, DC Statehood Green Party

Darryl Moch!, Chair DCSGP & Pres./CEO Inner Light Inc. 


  • A Finer Vision for McMillan Park

  • Food – The Soul of the City

  • Additional Ideas and Proposals

  • Questions & Answers

Guest Speaker:  Kirby Vining, Friends of McMillan Park Treasurer, (5 min.)

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