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Novel South Capitol/2 I Street

539-unit apartment building;
Construction underway Feb. 2017; first phase open early 2019, second phase late 2019
Home to McDonald's from 1985 to 2016
Retail: Unnamed Erik Bruner-Yang neighborhood cafe (2019)


Developer: RCP Development
In the Pipeline
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Yards/Chemonics HQ
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)
 
  May 19, 2019 - Novel South Capitol, as seen from, well, South Capitol at I Street. This side of the two-phase apartment project opened in spring 2019.
  May 19, 2019 - The spiffy signage above the building's drive-in courtyard.
Feb. 11, 2007 - The northeast corner of South Capitol and I as it looked from about 1985 until February 2017 (albeit with a renovation of the McDonald's in 2012).
  May 19, 2019 - Mimicking the rendering, albeit from farther down South Capitol Street.
South Capitol and I, Sliding from to February 2007 to September 2018
before
after

Looking east on I Street at South Capitol, where Novel is now dominating at left.
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  May 19, 2019 - The project's east side, where the second phase is well along and could open by the end of 2019.
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.
May 19, 2019 - 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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