By 2008, there will be a new stadium for baseball on the banks of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. for the Nationals. The stadium and the associated development will “transform” the surrounding area. D.C. is unique in that the mantra of “grow up not out” faces some legal restrictions, namely height limits on buildings in the city.

In the spirit of hearing from the people, there’s a transcript available of a live chat conducted by the Washington Post on Monday dealing with the stadium. The plans have very little detail at the moment, although you will be able to see the Capitol dome over the left field fence. (number of times the environment was mentioned: 1).

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One of the participants was Jacqueline Dupree of the Post, who is running a blog-ish site about the project. The interactive map on the Post‘s main site is also pretty informative.

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