03 November 2005

Barry on Board

Lots of news in the DCenters these days, so please scroll down for several interesting posts. That being said, perhaps the Washington Times has the most interesting news of all:

Also yesterday, commission members said they received the support of D.C. Councilman Marion Barry, Ward 8 Democrat, for the construction of a new soccer stadium at Poplar Point in Southeast.
Barry, who has long opposed the construction of a facility for D.C. United east of the Anacostia River, changed his position after reviewing plans that included the construction of affordable housing and neighborhood-serving retail, commission members said.
"He's looking at this now in a much larger context," sports commission chairman Mark Tuohey. "He's very supportive."
Well done to the new ownership for navigating a potentially difficult situation and actually making an effort to not just dismiss Barry as a has-been junkie politico, but instead to reasonably work with him to find a solution. Good showing all.

6 Comments:

At 03 November, 2005 11:44, Anonymous Joe said...

vDamn, that is excellent news. The Times scooped the Post on that one.

 
At 03 November, 2005 16:02, Blogger scaryice said...

Great news.

 
At 03 November, 2005 19:32, Blogger cvmacboy said...

fantastic news!

 
At 03 November, 2005 20:03, Blogger SccrPlaya said...

that's awesome! does anyone know exactly where Poplar Point is? I tried to Google Earth it to see around where it would be but couldn't pin point the exact location of the stadium. Is it still going to be across the river from the baseball stadium? Though not a big baseball fan, I think the Anacostia would look awesome at night with both stadium lit up.

btw- thanks for the support!!

 
At 03 November, 2005 20:30, Blogger D said...

A satellite image of Poplar point can be seen at http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PROJECTS/Wetlands/Anacostia/images/AerialPhotos/S-ancostia.htm

Basically, its Anacostia.

 
At 03 November, 2005 20:31, Blogger D said...

And the support is my pleasure to give. As I said at your place, always good to have new and diverse voices.

 

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