Landowners in Buzzard Point have spoken out about the potential gentrification, traffic, and noise that may come with a new stadium in their neighborhood. In order to reach an "agreeable solution" with these neighbors, D.C. United has compromised on the design of the approximately $300 million project.
Washington Business Journal reported that the compromise involved adding outward facing retail to the First Street SW stadium frontage and fewer blank concrete walls that could potentially discourage a walkable, urban environment.
D.C. United will go before the D.C. Zoning Commission on November 28 with revised plans and drawings.
Construction is expected to begin this winter with a delivery by 2018.