District leaders reveal concepts for future of RFK Stadium site

The North-South Axis plan for the RFK Stadium site. (Events DC/OMA)
This is one of two base concepts for remaking the RFK Stadium site as presented by Events DC. This is known as the North-South Axis concept. (Events DC/OMA) (Events DC/OMA)
The second proposed design concepts for the current RFK Stadium site. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This is one of two base concepts for remaking the RFK Stadium site as presented by Events DC.  This is known as the Stitch concept. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A rendering of the North-South Axis design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium site. This option depicts a new football stadium. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
A rendering of the North-South Axis design concept for remaking the 190-acre RFK Stadium site. This option depicts a 20,000-seat arena. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
This plan presents a Stitch design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. This option depicts a new football stadium. (Events DC/OMA)   ((Events DC/OMA))
This plan presents a Stitch design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. This option depicts a 20,000-seat arena (Events DC/OMA) ((Events DC/OMA))
This plan presents a Stitch design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. This option shows how the site would look without a stadium or arena. (Events DC/OMA) (Events DC/OMA)
A rendering of the Stitch design concept for remaking the 190-acre RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
A rendering of the Stitch design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
District leaders are looking to remake the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. This is a rendering of what is known as the Stitch design concept. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
A rendering of the Stitch design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium. It is one of two major design concepts being proposed. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
A rendering of the North-South Axis design concept for remaking the RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robot)
District leaders are looking to remake the 190-acre RFK Stadium and D.C. Armory site. This is a rendering of what is know as the North-South Axis design concept. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)   (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
A rendering of the North-South Axis design concept for remaking RFK Stadium. It is one of two major design concepts being proposed. (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota) (Copyright OMA/Rendering by Robota)
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The North-South Axis plan for the RFK Stadium site. (Events DC/OMA)
The second proposed design concepts for the current RFK Stadium site. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

WASHINGTON — City leaders presented six possible ideas for redeveloping the 190-acre site where RFK Stadium and the D.C. Armory sit today.

The renderings were revealed Monday night at a community meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

“This is a once in a lifetime effort to re-imagine this site,” said Max Brown, board chair for Events DC, which operates the site along with the convention center and Nationals Park.

There are two main concepts — the North-South Axis Concept and the Stitch Concept.

Each includes three long-term options: A 65,000-seat NFL stadium which could bring the Redskins back to D.C., a 20,000-seat arena for use by the Capitals and Wizards, or neither.

In addition, numerous short-term projects were presented that could be finished in two to five years. Those included everything from a floating pool, to an outdoor market, to a science center.

“Our priorities in the short term is to really both bring new green space along the riverfront and then to bring activities to the north and south of RFK,” said Jason Long with design firm Oma.

The plans all feature additional green space, pedestrian walkways and bridges plus access to the river.

Events DC, the city’s official convention and sports authority, presented the concepts after a series of public meetings.

Attendees at Monday’s event gave feedback, and Events DC will continue to gather more.

No projected cost estimates have been released, but they are expected in the next three months.

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