The southeastern corner of the block, at Half and K, has not been much to look at. (02/07)
In early February 2015, a shoring/sheeting/excavation permit was approved for the site, and after months of digging for underground storage tanks, work got underway in earnest at the site. However, no rendering of the 380-unit building with ground-floor retail has been released, so matters were taken into JDLand's hands.
Jan. 31, 2015
- For many weeks in 2014, observers interested in seeing progress on this block were taunted by what looked like the start of excavation for the apartment building but which was in fact the not-insignificant task of removing what turned out to be 16 underground storage tanks left by Exxon (and others?) over the years. (I never got photos of the tanks, but at least here's evidence of the digging.)
The block has clear views of the U.S. Capitol dome, not far to the north. (01/06)
May 31, 2010
- The same spot, with the Exxon long gone. Ruben envisions a Phase II building fronting South Capitol Street, but has made no determination whether it would be office, residential, or hotel.
For years, Wendy's was the major current tenant on the eastern part of the block. (11/06)
In late July 2008, the fast food outlet finally closed, and was quickly stripped of its markings. The building was demolished in 2009. (8/3/08)
An alternate view of the I Street portion of the property, looking west from Half Street. (06/07)
May 31, 2010
- The same spot, with Alpha Towing (and its trees and overgrowth) demolished. This is where the 909 Half apartment building would front I Street.
A towing company and its parking lot occupied the Half Street section of 909 Half's footprint for many years. (1/20/08)
On May 1, 2008, demolition began. (5/1/08)