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Plans for Poplar Point advancing, though slowly

$26 million has been set aside for the redevelopment

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On the Anacostia waterfront, there are 130 acres of parkland, known as Poplar Point, set for redevelopment. Washington Business Journal reported that before any work can be done, all contaminants must be remediated.

This year, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) expects to restart a small area plan review and the Environmental Impact Statement process. According to the Washington Business Journal, half of Poplar Point is planned to stay parkland.

Already, D.C. has set aside approximately $26 million for the project with roughly $212,000 spent so far.

Past proposals for the site have included building a new D.C. United soccer stadium and a new headquarters for the FBI—both of which fell through.

Poplar Point back on D.C.'s agenda, but there's still a long way to go [Washington Business Journal]