In early 2015, the new owners submitted for zoning review
a revamped plan for the site, offering 440 residential units (both rental and condo) and over 60,000 square feet of retail. Construction began in February 2017.
Sept. 30, 2018
- At last, all of 1250 Half's skeleton is at or above ground-level. When building the 55 M office building in 2007, Monument Realty excavated the entire block and built the garage and foundation of the northernmost part of the next phase of its development, which never happened. But that previously built foundation has allowed the current development to erect the northern portion of the skeleton at the same time as foundation work continued on the southern portion. Now it's all about to sprout.
1250 Half, Sliding from to May 2006 to September 2018
A similar angle to the above rendering, with work underway on the site wags once called Monument Valley.
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A rendering from May 2015 showing how the building will impact the view from inside Nats Park.
The south end of the Cushing Street alley will be punched through to N Street as part of the redevelopment of this block. This is the Cushing and N "intersection", in December 2006; this lot, which is the southeastern corner of the Monument site, faces the ballpark
September 29, 2018
- The same location, with 55 M completed at rear left, and the F1rst
apartment building at right. The new project will actually span Cushing.
The same Half and N corner as the rendering, in May 2006. (5/27/06)
September 30, 2018
- And with construction of 55 M long since finished finished, and new neighbors to the rear along 1st Street now towering.
A drawing from the February 2015 zoning submission showing the frontage along Half Street, looking south toward Nats Park.
What the same frontage looked like a decade ago. These residences on the eastern side of Half Street between M and N were occupied until mid-2005, and were demolished in November of that year. This is the southern end of Half Street north of N; the blue building at far right was demolished as part of construction of Nats Park. (01/05)
The same location, a bit more than three years later, on the day of the first exhibition game played at Nationals Park. (3/29/08)
The view back up Half Street, from N Street, in February 2006. By April 2007, most of the buildings seen here were demolished. (02/06)
September 29, 2018
- The same location, slightly different.