With the bonds financing the stadium having been sold yesterday, the city wasted no time in submitting its application to the DC Zoning Commission
for approval of the ballpark
design. (While the Zoning Commission approved the amending of the Capitol Gateway Overlay to allow for a stadium last year, the stadium itself still needs zoning approval.) An interesting sentence within the application that I can't shed any light on at this moment, but which apparently means there are slightly different design options being considered: "The Applicant has requested approval for three different options for construction of the Ballpark, identified as a Base Plan, Option One, and Option Two. The Base Plan, Option One and Option Two differ primarily with regard to the presence and location of preferred uses along the First Street, SE façade of the Ballpark." The hearing has been scheduled for June 26 at 6:30 pm.