The Zoning Process For DC’s New Soccer Stadium Begins Next Week

by UrbanTurf Staff

The Zoning Process For DC's New Soccer Stadium Begins Next Week: Figure 1

The zoning process for the new DC United stadium will begin next week.

On March 14th, the Zoning Commission will consider whether or not to set down the application for the review of a planned unit development (PUD) for the new 19,000-seat stadium in Buzzard Point. A set down meeting is essentially where the Zoning Commission decides whether or not a zoning case is ripe for review. If the Commission approves the set down, the case will be opened up for public comment and a date will be set when the Commission will hold a hearing to consider the PUD.

The Zoning Process For DC's New Soccer Stadium Begins Next Week: Figure 2

The stadium, designed by the firm Populous, will become the new home of DC United. Located on a nine-acre plot bounded by R Street and Potomac Avenue SW to the north, T Street SW to the south, and 2nd Street SW to the west (map), the planned completion date for the new venue is 2018.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_zoning_process_for_dcs_new_soccer_stadium_begins_next_week/10959


  1. EckingtonNEDC said at 11:57 am on Wednesday March 9, 2016:
    Okay, it's replacing the old RFK Stadium. I like the design which may just well change at the final design approval.
  1. SW said at 1:48 pm on Wednesday March 9, 2016:
    It's actually not physically replacing RFK. Also none of those addresses are in SE. The entirety of the stadium will exist in SW. That bring said, that area has a lot of potential, and the timing couldn't be better! Navy Yard 2.0??
  1. Brett said at 4:35 pm on Wednesday March 9, 2016:
    The blandest, boxiest stadium ever. Weak, weak, weak design. I'm starting to think being bland and unimaginative are requirements for most DC projects. So congratulations, Populous, you exceeded expectations.

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