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)
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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



In June 2009, Capitol Quarter moved its sales center from a temporary trailer to one of the newly completed townhouses on Fourth Street, with the sales center and the house next door also being model homes.


The lobby of the sales center.



The huge scale model of the entire Capitol Quarter development (scroll down for close-ups).


The "finishes" section of the sales center is on the third floor.



The living room and dining room in the Banneker II model.


The kitchen in the Banneker model.



The Banneker's master bedroom....


...And master bath.



The dining room and kitchen in the Addison II model.


The Addison's living room, as seen from the dining room.



The Addison designs come with an optional loft level and roof deck.


The reverse view of the loft level.



A closer view of the roof deck.


Looking along the row of roof decks along Fourth Street, looking northwest. The Capitol dome, pretty much invisible in this shot (it's just to the right of the dormer), is much more prominent in person, although a Garfield Park tree prevents the view from being pristine.



Looking to the southwest from the rook deck, with the old
Sales Center down below.



The interior of the original Sales Center trailer, open from October 2006 to June 2009, with the mondo cool model of the project dominating. (And, no, my photo isn't crooked, the model properly depicts the rise in elevation from south to north.)



Looking at the model of the Capitol Quarter development from the north--this is as if you're standing on the SE Freeway, between 3rd and 4th streets.


The reverse view, looking north; imagine you're looking out the windows of the northeast corner of the 300 M Street office building.



Looking south on 4th Street, just past the freeway overpass, in April 2004. Relocation of Capper/Carrollsburg residents had begun in 2003, but many of these units were still occupied at this time. (04/04)


The same location, in April 2009, with Capitol Quarter constrction now visible. The buildings along the left/east side of 4th, including the ones that surrounded St. Paul's Church, were demolished in late 2004. The buildings on the right/west side were demolished in summer 2006. (04/09) Click to see all available photos of this location.


The Capitol Quarter sales model depicting what a wider view of the same location will look like when the development is complete. (The church isn't getting demolished, it just isn't part of the model.)


Three views of the northwest corner of 4th and I, showing the last block that will be built in Phase 1: (top left) in December 2004; (top right) after demolition in September 2006; and (bottom right) the EYA model of what it will look like after Capitol Quarter is finished. Click to see all available photos of this location.


Capitol Quarter Photos:
Phase I Blocks | Phase II Blocks | Sales Center/Street Model

Capitol Quarter Phase I Expanded Photo Archive



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