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by Sean Meehan — September 30, 2015 at 9:30 am 1 Comment

Rumsey Aquatic Center mural

D.C. Still Hasn’t Made Deal With Lone D.C. United Stadium Land Holdout — The District still has not reached an agreement to purchase two acres at the site of the forthcoming D.C. United Stadium on Buzzard Point, making the District’s use of its eminent domain authority likely. Today is the last day for D.C. to secure all of the land under an agreement with the soccer team. [Washington Business Journal]

Developers Planning Four-Story, 150-Unit Apartment Building on Capitol Hill — A development group is in the early planning stages of building a new residential building at the site of Bowie’s Trash Facility and the Collision Body Shop on the 1300 block of E Street SE. [Urban Turf]

11th Street Bridge Park Gets $1.2 Million Grant — The non-profit developing a park along the unused 11th Street Bridge across the Anacostia River received its largest donation yet in the form of a $1.2 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. [Washington Business Journal]

Navy Yard Resident Discusses Leaving Congress to Join D.C. Council Staff — Keenan Austin, a Navy Yard resident who recently left her job as a congressional aide to become At-Large Councilman David Grosso’s chief of staff, said she looks forward to less gridlock and more hands-on policy work. [Roll Call]

  • Guest

    The use of Eminent Domain for a stadium is complete BS. If DC and Akridge don’t come to terms, I hope Akridge sues the [email protected]% out of DC and wins.
    I think the “community” would be better served with a Trader Joe’s on each of the Mayor and DC Councilors residences. Or if AutoZone on H Street were razed for more condos. Or if East Capitol Street were turned into a pedestrian promenade.
    This should not stand!!!!

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