An Urban Stadium for Washington D.C.

The DC United soccer team has identified a few small urban sites in the Washington D.C. area to build a possible new stadium. The density and urbanity of these sites virtually guarantees a "very urban stadium", according to this post.
January 27, 2011, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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Writing for Greater Greater Washington, Cavan Wilk looks at how the stadium could blend itself into the surrounding neighborhoods of both prospective sites.

"Integration with the street grid: Because the District has no interest in offering subsidies in the form of rebuilding streets, the new soccer stadium would have to be designed around existing infrastructure. The celebrated human-scale L'Enfant Plan would be largely undisturbed.

Proximate transit access:The Florida Market site is a five minute walk from the NY Avenue Metro station on the Red Line. The Buzzard Point site is a 10-15 minute walk from the Waterfront and Navy Yard stations on the Green Line."

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Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Greater Greater Washington
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