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Some businesses in the area do not own the land where their companies sit.

“Obviously, we’d have to move,” said John Cruz, an engineer at Senate Asphalt, which leases property along First Street from Schroff Realty, owner of three properties on the site worth about $1.8 million. “But it’s kind of a double-edged sword. I still would want to go see baseball.”

Mr. Cruz said he isn’t convinced that the stadium financing package won’t take money away from other needs in the city, such as education and social programs.

Still, he said that even just talk of baseball coming into the District is breathing new life into the neighborhood.

“Since they announced this, I’ve never seen so many people down here in the neighborhood,” he said. “We had a Realtor today come in and offer his services. Those people don’t waste much time.”