Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Couple Quick Items: DC United Stadium News

- Last week in Capital Business, DC City Administrator Allen Lew stated that he is hopeful that a framework for a new DC United stadium in Buzzard Point can be done "inside of a year." From the article:
“The administration is continuing to work with the D.C. United organization to develop a new soccer stadium,” [DC City Administrator Allen Lew] he said. “I don’t think there’s been this much energy put into it by anyone in the past, in any recent administrations.”
- Earlier this week, it was reported in the Washington Business Journal that there may be a land swap under consideration between the city and Akridge, the owner of 100 V Street, a nine-acre parcel in Buzzard Point where a stadium for DC United is in the works.  From the article:
One potential scenario goes like this: Akridge gives up its 9 acres on Buzzard Point in return for one or two high-profile D.C.-owned buildings, perhaps [Police Headquarters] and/or even the Reeves Center at 2000 14th St. NW, and agrees to build a consolidated public safety campus on city-owned land somewhere in the District.


Will said...

*fingers crossed*

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Do it. It makes sense from a city planning perspective.