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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
The conventional wisdom is that the proposed deal to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point—whether you're a true believer or a skeptic—is better than the one that got us Nationals Park. After all, the city paid nearly $700 million to build the baseball stadium, covering nearly all its costs, whereas we'd only be paying [...]
When news of the complex deal to build
a D.C. United soccer stadium broke last month, many of the city’s reporters and concerned citizens became back-of-the-envelope mathematicians.
One hundred million dollars for the city to acquire the land for the stadium site at Buzzard Point, plus $40 million for the city to provide the necessary infrastructure, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.