Poplar Point Passes Through Congress
Say what you will about politics (and we, as you might note, conspicously don't in this blog)... at least the lame duck session is good for something, as the Federal Land Swap bill passes. It still needs Bush's signature (although we don't have any reason to doubt it will happen) but at least the first major hurdle has been overcome. There is a place for the stadium, and we can get at it.
Now, before I buy my own "Stadium '09" jersey, let's review the list of other things that might have to be dealt with before we have an SSS of our own: DC Ownership sale, transportation upgrades, stadium financing issues, AWC zoning requirements, local development regulations, Ward 8 outreach gurantees... So check off the first item of the critical path, but there's more a-comin'.
UPDATE: "Passage of the Land Transfer Bill is an important step toward D.C. United staying in the District and making a major investment in the DC community" -- Kevin Payne in the DC United Press Release on the Land Swap Passage.
Note: A previous version of this article misidentified the appropriate DC Ward as Ward 9. See comments. The DCenters regrets the error. D has, as previously mentioned, a cold. As such, his fingers are clumsy when typing, even moreso than usual. This correction should be read in a cloudy voice and interrupted frequently by coughing. God I hate this weather. Okay, back to listening to "Fascination Street"