Two weeks ago D.C. United solved the most important part of their on-field business when they made the loan for Luciano Acosta from Argentina side Boca Juniors a formal sale. Tonight the most important part of their off-field business is addressed when the D.C. Zoning Commission meets tonight at 6:30pm at 441 4th Street NW, the Jerrily R. Kress Memorial Hearing Room, to vote on the Planned United Development (PUD) that will comprise the Black-and-Red's future home at Buzzard Point.
Open to the public, the hearing will include testimony from individuals for and against the stadium, along with Managing General Partner Jason Levien and Business Operations President Tom Hunt. Officials from Populous (Designers of the space) and transportation planning and engineering for the stadium. The ANC and Ward 6 had previously expressed concern about some of the environmental plans and hope that the City and team will delay the voluntary cleanup on the site.
If approved, the Zoning Commission can allow the city and team to begin said cleanup, which is due to begin on Thursday, and the team would like to formally break ground and go vertical on the site in January. The Commission does provide webcasts of their hearings, and tonight's can be found at the following link once it goes live. Feel free to watch, and comment below, provided you're not at the hearing.