Anita Bonds Attends Hearing on Proposed Soccer Stadium Deal

After attending last evening’s public hearing at the Franklin Reeves Municipal Center on the proposal to build a new soccer stadium, Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) will join Committee on Economic Development Chair Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and colleagues at a public hearing in the Southwest Waterfront community tonight.

Over forty residents testified at the Reeves Center hearing to share their concerns about the future development of a D.C. United soccer stadium.

I remain very supportive of creating a world class soccer stadium and have no doubt that doing so will ignite an economic catalyst in the communities of Buzzard Point- Southwest/Southeast, The Reeves Center- 14th and U Streets, NW, and ultimately, the historic Anacostia community- MLK Ave. and Good Hope Rd., SE. Through these hearings, government is better informed by the residents and we will work to create a development deal inclusive of the land acquisitions, swaps, relocations, and new structures that addresses public input in the best interest of the District,” said Councilmember Anita Bonds.

During tonight’s hearing, citizens will share their opinions about the current proposal. Later in the coming weeks, residents in the neighborhoods of Anacostia are sure to add their voice on the proposed location for a new Reeves Center and residents in the Sursum Corda/Northwest One neighborhoods will voice their opinion on the proposed power station. 

Tonight’s public hearing will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, Suite E200. Individuals and representatives of community organizations wishing to testify should contact Tsega Bekele, Legislative Counsel to the Committee on Economic Development, at (202) 724-8052, or and furnish his or her name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any.

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