Posts Tagged ‘reeves center’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, 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 [...]

How the D.C. United Stadium Deal Is Worse Than Nationals Park

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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