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25 M Street

Planned 247,000-square-foot office building by Brandywine REIT and Akridge
20,000 square feet ground-floor retail; timeline not announced.
Site of the WMATA Southeastern Bus Garage until bought by Akridge in 2008; sold to Brandywine in April, 2015

In the Pipeline
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The Garrett
Square 696
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1000 South Capitol
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Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
New Douglass Bridge
More Capper Apts.
250 M St.
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
SC1100
Completed
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)
 
In the spring of 2015, Brandywine REIT bought the land at Half and M Streets, SE, to develop with former landowner Akridge the already planned office building for the site. In early 2016 an updated design was revealed, which dropped the square footage from 270,000 sf to 247,000 sf. No timeline has so far been announced. At left is JBG's planned residential/retail building, and at right is the planned new headquarters for the National Association of Broadcasters. One block to the south is the Centerfield Gate entrance to Nationals Park.
May 6, 2008 - A similar view to the above rendering, showing the western side of Half Street between M and N (across from the Navy Yard Metro entrance) was home to WMATA's Southeastern Bus Garage operations until March 2008. Monument Realty negotiated for a long time to gain control of this land to develop it; but in Sept. 2007 WMATA awarded the sale of the 97,000-acre site (including an adjacent parking lot) to the John Akridge Development Company for what was a winning bid of $69.25 million. However....
August 5, 2017 - The same location, with the garage three years gone and the Fairgrounds container market in place. After Monument sued WMATA over the bidding process for the site, an out-of-court settlement was reached in June 2008 that gave Akridge the right to buy the bus garage and Monument the right to buy the parking lot across from the garage on Van Street. Both deals were closed in late August 2008, with Akridge paying $49.5 million for the bus garage site. Click to see all available photos of this location.
June 2007 - The bus garage's facade along M Street, looking east from Van Street, about a year before it was sold.
August 5, 2017 - The same location, with the garage long gone, 55 M Street looming across Half Street at left, and the Fairgrounds shipping containers in place. Click to see all available photos of this location.
September 29, 2007 - What the middle of the block looked like for a long long time, showing the considerable frontage of the bus garage along Half Street. The entrance to the Navy Yard Metro station is at far right, near the yellow crane.
April 3, 2012 - A zoomed version of the same location, with the shipping containers of the "Fairgrounds" in place.
A rendering from 2008ish showing Akridge's plan for this office building, which was superceded in early 2016.
Another rendering from 2008, showing 25 M on the right, and a second office building on the left that is now on land bought from Akridge by JBG, where a large residential project is planned.
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