Yesterday's intense soccer matchup between the USA and Germany may have caused the District of Columbia to go on an extended lunch break, but it didn't make the City Council any less skeptical of the complex bill that would give D.C. United a new stadium at Buzzard Point. To be fair, The Washington Post's Jonathan O'Connell stated that many of the questions raised by council members were not about the stadium itself, but about the fate of the Reeves Center. If the land swap deal goes through, developer Akridge would get the government building on 14th & U and create a residential project in its stead. Questions about whether affordable housing would be included in this project and whether the price of the Reeves Center was being valued highly enough factored more heavily into the debate than queries about the Buzzard Point location. Certainly, this was never going to be the only hearing on the subject of the stadium and a final decision has still not been reached.
· Support Mixed At First Council Hearing On Soccer Stadium Plan [DCist]
· What Would Replace the Reeves Center in the D.C. United Deal? [WCP]
· The D.C. Council is right to look closely at the deal for a new soccer stadium [WaPo]
· Jonathan O'Connell [Twitter]
· Pablo Maurer [Twitter]
· All D.C. United Coverage [CDC]