Monday, October 21, 2013

DC United Stadium Environmental Study Meeting

There will be a Public Scoping Meeting hosted by the DC Department of General Services on Saturday, October 26 to discuss the environmental review process needed for the construction of a new stadium for DC United in Buzzard Point. The environmental review process will analyze potential impacts on traffic, light, air quality, noise viewsheds, and other resources.  AECOM will work with DGS on the environmental review process. Comments from the public meeting will be used to help create a draft report later this year, which will then be open for a 30-day public review before the final report is presented to the DC Council. 

At this evening's ANC 6D meeting, representatives from the District government and AECOM gave a presentation about the stadium plan and took questions from the commissioners. Several issues/concerns were brought up by the commissioners, such as environmental concerns about site remediation and the potential relocation of a Pepco substation near housing; traffic; and the lack of coordination between agencies. It was also learned at the meeting that the southeast corner of the original stadium area footprint will not be available for development for at least 5-6 years because Pepco will be unable to remove the functioning portion of the substation it operates on the site. 

The Public Scoping Meeting will be held at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (located at 600 M Street) from 10am to 12pm.

Rendering courtesy of HKS

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