Norton Introduces Bill to Extend D.C.’s Lease of RFK Stadium Site by 50 Years to Allow for Redevelopment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The office Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton has introduced a bill to extend the District of Columbia’s lease with the National Park Service to use the land under Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK) by 50 years, for a total period of 100 years. Norton said the lease extension will provide the long-term stability required to redevelop the RFK site to include more green space for public use, sports fields, pedestrian bridges to connect the area to Wards 7 and 8, and a memorial more fitting to the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

“The RFK Stadium site is in dire shape and has gone well past its intended lifespan; it would be an absolute shame to continue to let such valuable and usable land go to waste,” Norton said. “My bill will give D.C. the necessary stability and certainty required to get financing to bring the site into the 21st century.”


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