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Council to take up reworked bill for $300M DC United stadium

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WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council is set to advance a $300 million soccer stadium for D.C. United.

A bill before the council would remove a controversial proposal to trade away an aging municipal building as part of a land-swap deal for the stadium. The District would have received cash and land at Buzzard Point in Southeast Washington under the deal.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1rnHblT ) that the changes to the legislation make the use of eminent domain a very real possibility.

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser could decide to use eminent domain to take land on Buzzard Point from a District developer at a price negotiated in court.

Bowser and D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie set hearings on the reworked legislation in their committees for Tuesday, and votes are expected.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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