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Capitol Quarter

Six-block portion of the Capper/Carrollsburg redevelopment; construction completed in 2012.
138 market-rate townhouses, 76 workforce-rate units, 13 Section 8 ownership units and 86 subsidized rental units.

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Ballpark Square
Yards/Parcel A
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Virginia Ave. Tunnel
New Douglass Bridge
1333 M St.
Southeast Blvd.
Florida Rock
1244 South Capitol
New Barracks
1111 New Jersey
Akridge/Half St.
Monument/Half St.
Capper Apts.
250 M St.
Nat'l Community Church
909 Half St.
Factory 202/Yards
Congressional Square
1000 South Capitol
SC1100
Completed
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Capitol ('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)
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For more before-and-after photos of the construction from various angles, see the
Lofts at Capitol Quarter Expanded Photo Archive.


 
An overhead view of the first three blocks constructed at Capitol Quarter, built during 2008 and 2009. The Southeast Freeway is at left, K and L Streets run through the blocks, and Fourth Street runs in front of the townhouses. The empty blocks in the foreground are where the phase 2 townhouses will be built. You can see more overhead views of Capper going back to 2006 here. (3/5/10)
The southeast corner of 4th and L streets, showing the south side of L Street, in October 2003, one year before their demolition. (10/03)
June 25, 2009 - The same location, now a row of townhouses, with owners moved in. Construction began here in spring 2008; however, problems were uncovered with the foundations on the original units, and in October 2008 it was decided to demolish the first frames and foundations and start again. Two months later, new framing began, and the first residents moved in in April 2009. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Another view of the southeast portion of the 4th and L intersection, this time looking south down L, in October 2003. These buildings were demolished in late 2004. (10/03)
March 9, 2014 - The same location, completed. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Looking at the south side of L Street, west of Fifth Street, during the November 2004 demolition of the old Capper buildings. The Carroll Apartments at 410 M Street are at rear. (11/04)
April 27, 2009 - The same spot, now looking slightly different. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Looking west on L Street from Fifth Street in October 2003, when Capper buildings were still occupied. (10/03)
April 8, 2012 - The same location. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Looking north on Fifth Street from L Street, in May 2003. (5/03)
August 26, 2009 - The same location, completed. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The southeast corner of 4th and L Streets, with demolition underway in November 2004. (11/04)
April 27, 2014 - The same location, with the construction massing strangely echoing the old building.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
Looking east on K Street at Fourth Street, just before demolition in late 2004. (11/04)
February 7, 2010 - The same location, completed.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
The south side of I Street, at Fourth Street, in early 2007, more than two years after the Capper buildings that surrounded the St. Paul AUMP Church had been demolished. (3/07)
March 14, 2013 - The same location, where townhouses sprung up in fall 2009, with the church no longer looking quite so alone. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Looking west on I from Fourth Street, in December 2004. These buildings were left standing but boarded up until June 2006. (12/04)
October 23, 2011 - The same location, completed. This is the final block of Phase 1. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The west side of 5th Street, looking south from Virginia Avenue, showing the other block of private houses within the Capper footprint in November 2004 while the Capper dwellings were being demolished. These private homes will not be demolished; new townhomes will be built around them. (11/04)
May 1, 2010 - The same location, with construction underway. Compare the existing homes with the "before" photo to see how many have been renovated. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Many people get their only view of the Capitol Quarter area when they drive under the SE Freeway and onto Virginia Avenue at 3rd Street, on their way to the I-295 on-ramp at 8th Street. This is the northeast corner of 3rd and Virginia, in July 2005. (7/05)
May 26, 2013 - The same location, with construction all but finished. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The south side of I Street, between Third and Fourth, in January 2003 (one of the very first photos I took of Near Southeast), when much of the Cappers was still inhabited. (04/06)
August 1, 2010 - The same location, where construction began in fall 2009. This is the final block in Phase 1. Click to see all available photos of this location.
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)
July 31, 2011 - 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. 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 23, 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)
July 31, 2011 - The same location. 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)
January 25, 2012 - The same location, after. 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)
June 10, 2012 - The same location, bisected by the new street known as 3rd Place. 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)
June 10, 2012 - After. 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)
June 10, 2012 - The same location. 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)
June 10, 2012 - The same location. In addition to Capitol Hill Tower, you can also now see 909 New Jersey in the distance. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The northwest corner of 4th and L, in November 2004. (11/04)
June 10, 2012 - 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. 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)
September 9, 2012 - The same location. 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. (05/06)
November 11, 2012 - 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. 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)
November 11, 2012 - The same location, all done, marking the completion of Capitol Quarter. 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.
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 decf, with the old Sales Center down below.
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.
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