Design model at the Capitol Quarter Sales Center.
Capitol Quarter Townhouses

In 2001, DC received a $34.9 million Hope VI grant to redevelop the 23-acre Capper/Carrollsburg public housing project as a mixed-income community, with the 700 public housing units are being replaced one-for-one, along with 1,000-plus market-rate and workforce-rate rental and ownership units and 50 Section 8 ownership units. There will also be 700,000 sq ft of office space at 250 M Street and 600 M Street and 50,000 sq ft of retail space. Construction started on the first phase of townhouses in June 2008 and was completed in the summer of 2010, and the second phase got underway later that year, was completed in 2012.

Links:
Capitol Quarter by EYA
Developers: Forest City Enterprises / Mid-City Urban LLC; Architect: Torti Gallas
Zoning PUD Approval ('04) | Hope VI Grant Awarded ('01; Fact Sheet) | DCHA Capper Info
Friends & Residents of Capper/Carrollsburg | Applying For Housing (DCHA)
Community Support Services Program for Capper/Carrollsburg
JD's Capper/Carrollsburg News Items & Additional Links


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"Capitol Quarter" is the townhome portion of the Capper/Carrollsburg redevelopment, being developed by EYA. It covers the blocks between 5th and 3rd Streets, and Virginia Avenue and M Street. All told, it will offer approximately 120 market-rate townhomes, 91 workforce-rate townhomes, 23 Section 8 units, and 88 subsidized rental units. For more information, including floor plans and prices, visit the EYA Capitol Quarter official web site.

Capitol Quarter Photos:
Phase II Blocks (Under Construction) | Phase I Blocks (Completed) | Sales Center/Street Model


The second phase of Capitol Quarter townhouses will be built on the blocks between Fourth and Third Streets, SE, from the south side of I Street south to the south side of L Street. Infrastructure work on the first of these blocks (between I and K) began in late 2010, with all homes expected to be completed by 2012. What follows below are selected views of blocks in this first phase--to see many more photos of the Phase II blocks, see the Capitol Quarter Phase 2 Expanded Photo Archive.



The three blocks that make up Phase 2 run north to south from I Street. This is I, looking east from Third, in November 2004, with some units still occupied. (11/04)


The same location, with the north side of the block finished as part of Phase I, and the south side now complete as the first part of Phase 2. (7/31/11) Click to see all available photos of this location.



Three views of the southwest corner of 4th and I streets; (top left) in April 2006, having been vacant more than a year; (top right) in October, 2011, with construction complete; and (bottom left) the EYA model that showed what this spot would look like. Click to see all available photos of this location.


The southeast corner of 3rd and I, in July 2005. (07/05)


The same location. (7/31/11) Click to see all available photos of this location.



Looking east at K Street, at its intersection with 3rd Street, in 2005, not long after the buildings were vacated. (02/05)


The same location, after. (1/25/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The middle of the block along K Street between 3rd and 4th, during demolition of the site in August 2006. (08/06)


The same location, bisected by the new street known as 3rd Place. (6/10/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The north side of Fourth Street, at K Street, looking looking west northwest, in April 2004, with the units still partially occupied. (04/04)


After. (6/10/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The west side of Fourth Street, at K Street, looking south, in April 2004. (04/04)


The same location. (6/10/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



Looking westward on L, in November 2004. The cranes at rear left are on the Capitol Hill Tower site, then under construction. (11/04)


The same location. In addition to Capitol Hill Tower, you can also now see 909 New Jersey in the distance. (6/10/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The northwest corner of 4th and L, in November 2004. (11/04)


The same location, which was cleared in 2006 and was home to the original Capitol Quarter sales center; the trailer was removed in June 2011. (6/10/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



In April 2006, this Capper building on the north side of L Street just west of 4th stood waiting for demolition. (05/06)


The same location. (9/09/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



In November 2006 the last section of Capper buildings within the Capitol Quarter footprint were finally demolished; this is a May 2006 photo of the southwest corner of 4th and L streets (just across from the sales center). (05/06)


The same location, after. Note the additional disappearance of the old brick townhome next to 300 M; this house had been bought by the DC Housing Authority in 2005. (11/11/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The last of the blue-roofed Capper apartment buildings to remain standing, south of L Street between 3rd and 4th, shown here in April 2006. (04/06)


The same location, all done, marking the completion of Capitol Quarter. (11/11/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



There are actually some already existing private homes within the Capitol Quarter footprint; these will not be torn down. Here are some of the ones along 3rd and K streets; the 3rd and K Market closed some months after this photo was taken, but reopened in 2009 as Cornercopia. The Capper buildings at far left have since been demolished. (11/04) Click to see all available photos of this location.


The northeast corner of 3rd and L, where there are also private residences. (04/06) Click to see all available photos of this location.


Capitol Quarter Photos:
Phase II Blocks (Under Construction) | Phase I Blocks (Completed) | Sales Center/Street Model



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