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New District Department of Transportation Headquarters

250 M St., SE
190,000 sq ft, 10-story building, with 13,000 sq ft ground-floor retail
Part of the Capper Hope VI PUD
Construction underway in early 2019


Developer: WC Smith (along with the DC Housing Authority)
In the Pipeline
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/DC Water site
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
SC1100
Completed
Novel South Capitol ('19)
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
Dock 79 ('16)
Community Center ('16)
The Brig ('16)
Park Chelsea ('16)
Yards/Arris ('16)
Hampton Inn ('15)
Southeast Blvd. ('15)
11th St. Bridges ('15)
Parc Riverside ('14)
Twelve12/Yards ('14)
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Cap. ('13)
Canal Park ('12)
Capitol Quarter ('12)
225 Virginia/200 I ('12)
Foundry Lofts ('12)
1015 Half Street ('10)
Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
Teague Park ('09)
909 New Jersey Ave. ('09)
55 M ('09)
100 M ('08)
Onyx ('08)
70/100 I ('08)
Nationals Park ('08)
Seniors Bldg Demo ('07)
400 M ('07)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)
 
A 2018 updated rencering of 250 M Street, as seen from 2nd and M, with the completed Harlow residential building at left rear, and 300 M to the right.
The left/west side of the building faces Canal Park.
  Nov. 4, 2019 - A shadow-marred view of the status of construction in mid-fall 2019. {Shakes fist at late fall sun angle}
Aug. 21, 2003 - What the same location looked like in the earliest days of JDLand photography, in August 2003.
Feb. 22, 2004 - The remains of the gas station were demolished in fall 2003, exposing a view of the by-then-boarded-up Capper public housing units on the rear of the block. Those were demolished in early 2005.
Aug. 5, 2017 - The corner remained unchanging--save for a surface parking lot--for 12 years, until the construction of the Harlow mixed-income apartment building on the north end of the block got underway in 2017. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The northwest corner of 3rd and M, in September 2000. The building under construction is 80 M Street.
  November 3, 2019 - The same location, a mite different. Click to see all available photos of this location.
A view toward the rear of the 250 M lot, looking south-southeast on 2nd street, at its intersection with L Street, in January 2003. (01/03)
  November 4, 2019 - The same location, with the Harlow mixed-income apartment building now occupying the north half of the block . The Capper buildings on this block were demolished in January, 2005, and the USDOT HQ has risen at the end of 2nd Street, across M Street. Click to see all available photos of this location.
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