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Recent developments in the design of the building along the northern edge of the Nationals Stadium with indoor parking, will add significant amounts of retail and residential space, reportedly including 600+ condominiums.
With this development extending east-west along the south side of N Street between
DC Mayor Anthony Williams; June 12, 2006
Days after DC Mayor Williams reiterated his support for underground parking at the controversially located Nationals Stadium, a
Pending approval from the D.C. Council, Miller's Western Development will buy property on the north side of the stadium and build more than 900 parking spaces -- four levels above ground and several more below. Western will then build about 660 condos and 50,000 square feet of retail space as well a 180-room hotel around and above the garages.
Miller's team will pay $82 per developable square foot for the right to build on the site, says Adrian Washington, CEO of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp., which has been working on the city's behalf to reach a deal. But the final price will be determined after Western and city officials reach a deal on how much affordable housing Miller will build at the site,
Miller declined to identify the hotel operator, but said it is a New-York based company that would be new to the
Miller's proposal was announced June 20, just six days before the city's Zoning Commission will review the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Corp.'s application to build the $611 million stadium. Zoning laws say parking at the stadium must be built underground. But the sports commission's $21 million provides only enough money for above-ground structures, which were roundly criticized by zoning officials during a May meeting.
At the same time, the Lerner family, which is buying the Nationals, prefers above-ground parking. Stan Kasten, who is expected to become the National's president, says the owner's chief concern is that the stadium -- and the parking garages -- are built on time and on budget. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2008.
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UPDATE: Neither the Saturday WashTimes or WashPost has a story on the plan to sell the land to Western Development - but the WashTimes does have a piece on the Nats sale that includes some information on the garages: "The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission [...] is prepared to direct the construction team, led by Clark Construction, to build parking above ground. But the commission received some assurances from