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 pretty pictures?
Here’s a visual guide to the deal:
First, the end product—-a 20,000- to 25,000-seat soccer stadium that will keep D.C. United in town:
Here’s where the stadium will be. (Note: North = left):
But there’s more in play. In order to put together the land for the stadium deal, the District needs to acquire some property on the future stadium site. Part of that property is owned by the developer Akridge, and the city aims to obtain it in a swap for the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW. The Reeves Center will then be relocated to Anacostia. Got your head spinning? Here’s a map of the moving pieces:
Here’s what the new Reeves Center might look like:
And here’s the mixed-use development that could replace the old Reeves Center at the very desirable corner of 14th and U:
Images via the Office of the City Administrator