A rendering showing Skanska's planned 99 M Street, on the southwest corner of 1st and M, with the Grosvenor F1rst/Residence Inn
residential/hotel project immediately to the south along 1st Street. It has been announced that the restaurant Circa will be taking the 5,000-square-foot corner space in the ground floor once the building is completed, and its sibling bar and grill Open Road will be opening in 99 M as well.
99 M, Sliding from to August 2006 to February 2017
The southwest corner of 1st and M, with the Normandie Liquors building seen in the 2006 photo long since demolished. Now, the ballpark is at rear, 55 M Street towers at right, and the F1rst/Residence Inn project is almost completed, while 99 M's vertical construction is hidden behind the fence.
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April 3, 2016 -
Excavation began in late October 2015 for this 233,000-square-foot office building project. A crane was erected by August 2016
, but while work continued, it was underground and not visible to pesky bloggers peeking through fences. By April 2017, vertical construction was reaching ground level. The wall at rear is the north end of the F1rst/Residence Inn
A Skanska rendering of the roof at 99 M.
An overhead view of the footprint of Square 701 as seen from the north in December 2008, showing its proximity to Nationals Park, just to the south. (12/08)
May 2006 - The northwest corner of the site at Cushing and M streets, seen here in May 2006. The Plymouth Printing Company building is at right-center. (Normandie Liquors is just visible at far left.)
February 26, 2017
- The same location, with 55 M Street
looming across Cushing Street at right and excavation on 99 M underway.
- Normandie Liquors seemed to become a symbol of old versus new in Near Southeast. The shuttered liquor store held out while new buildings like 20 M
(left) and 80 M were built....
April 5, 2014 - .... But ultimately the need for stadium parking won out, and Normandie was demolished in early February 2008. This is a slightly different angle of the Normandie lot, with new signage touting 99 M Street, in spring 2014.