Yesterday D.C. Mayor Bowser delivered a pile of paperwork to the D.C. Council concerning the DC United Soccer Stadium Development and the Council appears anxious to review and approve the documents by the middle of July according to Council Member Mendelson. The paperwork provided for the purchase of 3/4 of the land parcels required (looks like Akridge’s two acre site will be acquired through Emmient Domain if they don’t break the stalemate soon) along with the site lease to DCU etc. Previously D.C. has moved forward in the vacating process for the streets that cross the development site.
There are lots of new details on the lease structure between DCU and DC and for the DC owned commercial property adjacent to the stadium site as well as the timing on conceptual plans, permits and construction including infrastructure requirements. The Streetcar to Buzzard Point even shows signs of life in the announcement as well.
You can check it all out in DCU Stadium Update in DC BizJournals.