Posts Tagged ‘Buzzard Point’

D.C. United Uses Polls to Nudge City on Stadium Deal

Among the many revealing results of the Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show poll published this week was an item gauging the support for the planned D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. Forty-four percent of respondents said they supported the city's plan, which is to fund the infrastructure and land swaps needed to build the stadium [...]

The D.C. United Stadium May Be More Popular Than Post Poll Shows

The Washington Post headline sounds damning: "Six in 10 oppose Gray's plan for funding D.C. United stadium." A recent poll, the story reports, found that "public opinion is running strongly against one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s highest-profile initiatives, financing a new stadium for the D.C. United pro soccer team."
But Gray's top spokesman argues that story's headline and [...]

Wells: Affordable Housing Must Be Part of D.C. United Deal

The city's effort to complete a deal to swap public land for the site of the proposed D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point is already well behind schedule, and it's not getting any easier. Both Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and his challenger Brianne Nadeau have pushed for an office use rather than the expected residential development [...]

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 [...]

City, Developer Won’t Meet Deadline to Submit D.C. United Deal

In September, the city and the developer Akridge signed a letter of intent that laid out the process for the intended land swap to clear the way for a D.C. United soccer stadium on Buzzard Point. Akridge owns a parcel of land that the city needs to assemble the site for the stadium; D.C. plans [...]

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 [...]

Time to Drop the “Buzzard” From Buzzard Point?

Buzzard Point is buzzing. With the deal to bring a D.C. United stadium to the strip of land jutting into the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, the area currently occupied by such attractions as a Pepco station and a scrapyard is poised for a jolt of new development.
But as Buzzard Point transitions to [...]

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 [...]

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