Last month the WMATA board of directors
approved a plan to have Monument Realty
oversee the $20 million expansion of the Navy Yard Metro station at Half and M
, as part of Monument's construction of an office building on that site. The minutes from the WMATA Planning and Development Committee are now posted
, and there was some discussion about how WMATA can ensure that the April 2008 (i.e., Opening Day at the new ballpark
) deadline for completion can be met: "Mr. Tangherlini responded that WMATA has included some penalties that involve the contractor providing transportation bridge service to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station if the scheduled completion is not met. In addition there are severe financial and operational penalties for the developer if the station is not complete by April 2, 2008."