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Novel South Capitol/2 I Street

Two-phase project, beginning with 380-unit apartment building;
Construction underway Feb. 2017
Home to McDonald's from 1985 to 2016

Developer: RCP Development
In the Pipeline
250 M St.
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/Movie Theater
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
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 design for 2 I Street submitted in early 2016 to the city's Board of Zoning Adjustment, showing its location along South Capitol Street, with the Capitol dome to the north. The first phase of the project, along South Capitol, would have 380 rental units. It was not expected that the second phase would already be under construction, but it is indeed.
Feb. 11, 2007 - The same angle as the rendering as it looked from about 1985 until February 2017 (albeit with a renovation of the McDonald's in 2012).
  Sept. 30, 2018 - A slightly different angle , to show the entire building, including the skeleton of the surprise second phase.
South Capitol and I, Sliding from to February 2007 to September 2018

Looking east on I Street at South Capitol, where Novel is now dominating at left.
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  Sept. 29, 2018 - The project's east side, where the second phase is now well on its way upward.
  Sept. 30, 2018 - The I Street entrance to the building's courtyard, sneaking underneath the residential tower.
April 14, 2018 - The view from the Southeast Freeway into the neighborhood has changed considerably as well.
Feb. 11, 2007 - Looking down the north side of I Street from South Capitol, in the neighborhood's old days.
September 30, 2018 - And the current view of the same location, minus Golden Arches (waaah!). Click to see all available photos of this location.
Jan. 12, 2012 - One of my favorite shots, showing the site as seen from 1015 Half Street, a few months before the McDonald's was renovated. At right is part of the operations for the Capitol Power Plant (the lovely smokestacked building just on the other side of the Southeast Freeway).
An early 2016 rendering showing the entrance to the project.
A site plan showing both the layout of the ground floor and the two phases of the project, with a potential second phase of 170 rental units, or condos, or perhaps a hotel.
Aug. 14, 2005 - The pre-renovation version of this McDonald's.
Nov. 11, 2012 - .... And as the renovation was finishing up in late 2012.
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