Posts Tagged ‘Allen Lew’

What Would Replace the Reeves Center in the D.C. United Deal?

A lengthy political battle stands between the city's proposal to orchestrate several land swaps and purchases in order to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point and the realization of the plan. But one central piece of the plan, previously lacking in clear details, has begun to come into focus: the building that would [...]

The D.C. United Stadium Deal, by the Numbers

At noon on Thursday, American productivity will grind to a halt as the country's soccer fans take to the nearest bar, office TV, or webcast to watch the U.S. soccer team fight to advance out of the group stage of the World Cup.
But for diehard D.C. soccer fans, the drama will begin two and a [...]

City Finalizes D.C. United Deal, Sends to Council for Approval

More than four months after its deadline, the administration of Mayor Vince Gray has finally completed a deal to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point and sent it to the D.C. Council for approval.
Under the deal, the city will supply the land needed for the construction of the stadium, while the team will [...]

City Misses Another Deadline for D.C. United Deal

"The District will have until January 1, 2014, to: (i) obtain site control of the Stadium Site ...; and (ii) obtain the necessary legal approvals from the Council of the District of Columbia and, if required, the United States Congress to proceed with the transaction."
So reads the term sheet signed by Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. [...]

City Officials Propose D.C. United Revenue Deal That Already Existed

The Washington Post reported last week that city officials were proposing a major compromise on plans to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, whereby the team would receive tax breaks in exchange for sharing stadium revenue with the city. "A planned new D.C. United stadium could receive extensive breaks on sales and property [...]

D.C., Akridge Hammer Out Details for D.C. United Stadium Land Swap

The city is planning a series of major land swaps to obtain the property needed to build a D.C. United stadium on Buzzard Point. But as I've reported before, the most talked-about of those land swaps is very uneven. In it, the city will give up the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and [...]

Swap and Go

A first-time visitor to Allen Lew’s office would be forgiven for thinking he was a sportswriter. Four framed photos hang in his lobby. Two are of Nationals Park; the others are of local high school football fields, Coolidge and Roosevelt.
As D.C.’s city administrator, Lew is responsible for overseeing District agencies and ensuring that the city’s [...]

Mark Ein Clarifies His Role in Stadium Deal

I think it's fair to say that today's been a high water mark for D.C. scrapyard coverage. First WAMU's Patrick Madden reported that the Super Salvage scrapyard at Buzzard Point could throw a wrench in the city's plans to clear the way for a D.C. United Stadium there. Super Salvage, he wrote, wasn't eager to move, and so the [...]

Who Owns the Buzzard Point Scrapyard? Ultimately, It Doesn’t Matter.

WAMU's Patrick Madden has caused a stir this morning with his report that one of the property owners at Buzzard Point, the Super Salvage scrapyard, may be unwilling to move in order to make way for a D.C. United soccer stadium. The city is responsible for assembling the necessary land at Buzzard Point for a stadium [...]

The Conversion of Marion Barry on the Stadium Deal: An Oral History

In 1985, under then-Mayor Marion Barry, a D.C. government building opened at the riot-devastated intersection of 14th and U streets NW that helped revitalize the corridor. Twenty-eight years later, the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center is about the least vital building on that corridor. And so it's become a trading chip in the deal to build [...]

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