When the Washington Football Team, now known as the Commanders, decided to proceed with the process of constructing a new NFL stadium in the Washington region, they turned to Soltesz for support. The firm was called upon early in the process to evaluate the constraints of the property, which included environmental aspects. The selected site had ample complications. Due to previous excavation of the WMATA facilities in the area the site contained rubble fill. Additional archeological investigations yielded some million year old fossils, which required protections in a stream valley.
Soltesz worked with consultants to successfully navigate the entitlement process, including rezoning of the land to accommodate the new stadium. Soltesz made plan submittal and processing modifications to the development timeline in order to meet the tight schedule and to conform to environmental and archeological factors of the site. Design and development review processes were overlapped requiring intense coordination in order to achieve a timely permit. In addition, Soltesz provided the expert testimony during the entitlement process, which attributed to meeting the schedule construction start date.