With concerns, the National Capital Planning Commission unanimously approved the first phase of the baseball stadium design, said WTOP.
Once the area is developed, NCPC fears "spectators will see the sides of offices buildings with mechanical penthouses on top," says NCPC member Michael McGill according to WTOP. Isn't this the whole point of spending hundreds of millions on the stadium to encourage development, Michael? McGill proposed new limits on buildings north of the waterfront 41,000-seat stadium to keep site lines open to Capitol Hill.
But D.C. panel member Jennifer Steingasser says restrictions would be a reversal of efforts to develop the area. Duh.
June 2, 2006
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