Thursday, July 27, 2006
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) held a forum last week on the potential redevelopment of the RFK stadium site. The stadium, which sits on a 190-acre site owned by the federal government, is likely to be nearly obsolete with the Nationals relocating to Southeast and D.C. United potentially moving to Poplar Point in Anacostia. With the National Mall filling up like a cheap yard sale, proposed uses include set-asides for future commemorations, as well as park space, commercial and residential development. The DC government retains jurisdiction over the site only for use as a stadium, so redevelopment would require federal cooperation - no word yet on whether a new stadium would be named after the current Attorney General.