Interested to see the latest renderings of the D.C. United stadium (to be located in Buzzard Point)?
We spotted these (above and below) on Black and Red United, who get into some really good details about what’s to come — these were recently submitted to the D.C. Zoning Commission and come mainly thanks to opposition from developer Akridge.
Akridge’s biggest concerns, and therefore the biggest hurdles to the stadium getting finished without further squabbling, were a desire for retail space and a 1st Street that connects with their property south of the stadium. The total amount of retail space is 17,000 square feet, most of which is along the 1st Street side of the stadium. In the picture above, you can see the difference between the added retail space in the first image and the stadium without the retail space in the second image; below, you can see a closeup of what the retail space will look like.
Finally, one of the entrances to the stadium has been moved from the southwest corner to the middle of the stadium across from S Street. This is directly next to the retail shown above, and so a redesign to this entire side of the stadium made sense.
Presumably, the Zoning Commission will approve these at the final hearing come November 28th. If you’re interested, you can check out previous renderings here.