Now that the D.C. United Stadium is a done deal with the D.C. City Council finally passing legislation for the project, it's time to ask, "What's next?"
With hope for groundbreaking to begin late 2015, the developers will first need to do some "environmental work" as well as a land acquisition, according to United Managing General Partner Jason Levien. After deciding to drop the proposed landswap of the Reeves Center with Akridge, the D.C. United developers will still need to acquire more land for the stadium to be located on. The District may end up using eminent domain if the developers and Akridge can't reach a deal. The only other foreseeable issue that the developers will have to deal with for this upcoming year will be the search for an architect and a builder. While the D.C. United Stadium has renderings created, the District has not signed on them yet. The possibility that the stadium won't even look like the above rendering is possible.
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