Posts Tagged ‘Buzzard Point’

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 [...]

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 [...]

In Stadium Deal, Reeves Center Swap Is a Fraction of the Battle

Mayor Vince Gray used his weekly radio address on WNEW yesterday to tout the benefits to the city of the deal to bring a new D.C. United soccer stadium to Buzzard Point. And his focus was on the land swaps that will allow the city to assemble the land for the stadium without incurring huge costs.
"The [...]

Developer: Cash, Not Additional Land, Would Go to District in Reeves Center Swap

I reported yesterday that the city could stand to make a healthy profit on a land swap involving the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center as part of the deal for a new D.C. United stadium. The proposed deal would have the District trade the aging government office building at 14th and U streets NW to [...]

The D.C. United Deal, in Pictures

So the big development deal between the city, D.C. United, and several landowners to bring a new soccer stadium to Buzzard Point is officially underway. The Office of the City Administrator has posted the term sheet of the arrangement between the District and the team. But what's a bunch of fine print next to some [...]

Report: City to Swap Reeves Center to Bring D.C. United to Buzzard Point

Well this is about as big as development deals get. The Washington Post reports that Mayor Vince Gray's mysterious "major announcement" tomorrow will involve a deal to build a new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. Here are the key facts:

D.C. provides about $150 million in cash and land swaps to assemble the land [...]