From the Associated Press
, news that the National Capital Planning Commission
voted unanimously to approve the first phase of the new baseball stadium
. From the story: "Still, some board members remain concerned the project could obstruct views of the Capitol. The board voted to approve a measure calling for further review of any future changes to the stadium's design. The planning commission wasn't asked to approve a second phase plan for retail and entertainment facilities, which are still being worked on. The panel also reserves the right to review plans for lighting, scoreboards and other signage as they become available."
UPDATE: Link added for story, and text changed because AP edited their wording of the quoted section.
Here's WTOP's version of the story
, with a bit of extra information. (But somehow I don't think the news that Ted Lerner is the developer of a building near the stadium
was exactly broken by WTOP....) And once again the stadium is incorrectly referred to as a "waterfront" project, when it's actually one block north of the Anacostia River.