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25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
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1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/DC Water site
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
SC1100
Completed
Thompson Hotel ('20)
West Half ('19)
Novel South Capitol ('19)
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
Dock 79 ('16)
Community Center ('16)
The Brig ('16)
Park Chelsea ('16)
Yards/Arris ('16)
Hampton Inn ('15)
Southeast Blvd. ('15)
11th St. Bridges ('15)
Parc Riverside ('14)
Twelve12/Yards ('14)
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Cap. ('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)
 



jdc commenting on Making it Official
3/31/22 7:09 AM
Maybe someday it'll stop being a habit, but I still find myself coming to JDland just to see if anything is new in the 'hood. Anyway, I echo everyone's comments about your amazing work these many years and I'll add best wishes on a well-deserved 'retirement'.
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MJM commenting on Making it Official
2/24/22 11:34 PM
Oh wow, was wondering if you were coming back. Its been a great run and to see the neighborhood change wouldn't have been the same without you. Thanks!
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MalS commenting on Making it Official
2/23/22 10:48 AM
Very best wishes and thank you JD! What an incredible resource for those of us who were in the neighborhood all this time... it's been a joy and a privilege to share this era with you.
Give those cats some squeezes(! gently)!
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goldfish commenting on Making it Official
2/22/22 2:58 PM
Thanks JD for the thousands of posts on the goings-on in {insert preferred neighborhood name here}. Took a few minutes to wander down memory lane and review the hot issues of the day -- the Virginia Avenue tunnel, the 11th Street bridge, South Capitol Street. So many projects.

Looking forward to wherever your interests take you, it is sure to be informative!



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JD commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 3:51 PM
This is the part I'm going to miss most of all, the commenting. With one or two exceptions over the years :), everyone here has been great. I wouldn't have lasted as long as I did without all of you. But I feel good about this decision.

The time has come, the walrus said
To think of many things...


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Jaybird commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 3:04 PM
JD,

I remember meeting you down by the construction site for the ballpark in 2005 or so. Then all the countless times checking your blog, one of the best ever. Take care and thank you!
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KLM commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 9:38 AM
I began reading JDLand a decade ago when I first started becoming interested in urban planning/development and then ended up moving to the neighborhood 3 years ago. Not sure if I would have ended up here without all of the information you provided! Thank you for all of your hard work over the years documenting the amazing transformation of the area.
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GaryRKarr commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 9:14 AM
The end of an era indeed. I have followed your work from seven (yikes!) different locations, including 18 months actually living in [pick preferred name of neighborhood]. It has been such a great ride to watch. Thank you for all you've done.
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Marc commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 8:32 AM
Congratulations on an amazing run, JD! You stuck with being our neighborhood blogger through thick and thin - some very trying and very jubilant times indeed. You made yourself the most indispensable resource for the neighborhood at the time but also as you alluded, historically. I don't know if the time of neighborhood-specific development blogs is on its way out, but whatever the future, you led your generation with class and quality. That's all anyone could ask of a neighbor or a leader. That award you got at Arena Stage was and remains fully deserved. Bravo to you for a long time job well done.

To everyone else... Here, here, to JD! For she's a jolly good blogger, for she's a jolly good blogger, for she's a jolly good blogger, which nobody can deny!
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202_cyclist commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 7:46 AM
JD-- did you try to upstage Ryan Zimmerman's retirement or was this coincidental?
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202_cyclist commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 7:45 AM
JD-- any update on when the movie theater will open?

This is indeed a bittersweet day. I hope you enjoy your retirement from blogging but we will miss all of the updates you provided of the neighborhood as it developed over the last 15 years.
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FedInExile commenting on Making it Official
2/16/22 7:10 AM
JD, thanks for bringing so much information and lots of fun as we watched JDLand grow in its fits and spurts. (remember the breathless anticipation of Whole Foods?)

PS: When I picked this screen name, I had no idea how true it would become.
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Daedam commenting on Making it Official
2/15/22 7:28 PM
It feels like the end of an era. I'm sure I am not the only one whose impression of the neighborhood, excitement for its development, and decision to live here were influenced by this site and your coverage. Thank you for all of your work in documenting the neighborhood's growth over the years and for putting together this amazing resource for revisiting its history!
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sharksfansd commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/29/21 9:21 PM
Kilwins opened up yesterday across from Nats Park. Didn't wind up going in, but looked like a pretty nice setup from the outside.
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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/17/21 8:57 AM
I don't have a WBJ subscription but fyi Felice Development buys big Southeast development site, looks to expand Navy Yard neighborhood: Felice Development Group is planning to build roughly 900 apartments over retail at 1333 M Street SW, not far from the rest of Navy Yard. link
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rpb commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/16/21 11:30 AM
Taxi garage at New Jersey & L is being demolished today. Guessing the old Eagle Academy building is next. Any word whether developer got financing to build something new there? I had heard last year that they had been having a hard time securing the funding. Would they demolish before financing came through?
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JD commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/9/21 12:08 PM
Emmy Squared Pizza opening Friday at 5 pm at its space at 4th and Tingey, sez @thehillishome: link
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/9/21 8:49 AM
Varnish Lane nail salon coming to the former GNC space.
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/8/21 8:26 PM
AT&T store now open in the former Capital One Bank space.

Just a Verizon store short of the trifecta.
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202_cyclist commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/8/21 3:40 PM
This is good news. There are several thousand people who now live in the neighborhood, in addition to many visitors. DC regularly has 90+ degree temperatures. We need more public drinking fountains, it is a good amenity.

No word on whether the waste stations are for dogs or people...

link
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right-toe commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/5/21 6:36 PM
@shogungts The leasing site calls it Illume but I dont think I've seen the name anywhere else tbh

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FstSE commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/4/21 12:41 PM
United Bank signage at DDOT HQ 250 M st. Filling retail space next to new Tend Dentist going in.
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sharksfansd commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/3/21 7:43 PM
Not sure if this was mentioned in a previous comment thread, so sharing just in case. &pizza is moving into the spot between the ballpark Metro entrance and Buffalo Wild Wings on Half Street.

(oops, image URL included with this comment didn't work!)

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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/2/21 5:00 PM
Thanks - I didn't realize CSX East was the official name so I didn't even know what site to search for.

Can't say that I am a fan of what it is looking like in person. Maybe it will look better when complete.
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right-toe commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/2/21 3:22 PM
They have a rendering on their site

link or link



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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/1/21 1:49 PM
Does anyone have a link to a rendering of what the building across from the Whole Foods ("CSX East" on Jdland) is supposed to look like when it is complete?

I am all for not having cookie cutter buildings or any more sandstone buildings (thankfully that fad seems to be over), but they really went with an... interesting... color choice if the exterior that is currently on the building is the final product.

Jd Land link: link
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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
6/1/21 1:49 PM
Does anyone have a link to a rendering of what the building across from the Whole Foods ("CSX East" on Jdland) is supposed to look like when it is complete?

I am all for not having cookie cutter buildings or any more sandstone buildings (thankfully that fad seems to be over), but they really went with an... interesting... color choice if the exterior that is currently on the building is the final product.

Jd Land link: link
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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/28/21 8:51 AM
Small Navy Yard-adjacent tidbit in proposed DC budget: funding for "a new South Capitol Street Trail to National Harbor."
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/26/21 2:18 PM
Got a sales email that "eNvy is Now 75% Sold". That seems... pretty bad? I know the condo market is not the single family market, but certainly doesn't track with all the anecdotes flying about the "insane" real estate market.
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RAWR commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/17/21 2:55 PM
Looks like a new District Veterinary Hospital location is coming to the SE corner of the Garrett this fall, according to new window signage.
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sharksfansd commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/15/21 8:32 PM
@Jscott280, thanks for sharing the news on Tom's Watch Bar. I had never heard of them before and looked up their site. Definitely looks like it is an establishment that will work well for ballpark area.


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Jscott280 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/5/21 12:33 PM
Eat DC is reporting that Toms watch bar is coming to one of the half street locations.
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202_cyclist commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/4/21 10:52 AM
Excellent news! The District Dept. of Transportation is planning to build protected bike lanes on New Jersey Ave, SE, from Tingey St, SE, to H Street, SE.

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202_cyclist commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
5/3/21 5:10 PM
Crap! Not another dentist. I would take a bank, cell phone store, or another CVS over another dentist in the neighborhood.
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FstSE commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/27/21 3:00 PM
Last attempt…

Tend at 250 M St. SE



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FstSE commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/27/21 2:47 PM
Tend Dentist @ 250 M St SE fronting Canal Park

(oops, image URL included with this comment didn't work!)

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FstSE commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/26/21 2:52 PM
Tend Dentist coming to new DDOT headquarters @ 250 M St SE. according to google maps.

joining other locations as they expand into DC…

Tend Capitol Hill: 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Tend Downtown: 1300 F St NW
Tend Golden Triangle: 1901 L St NW
Tend Logan Circle: 1441 U St NW

(oops, image URL included with this comment didn't work!)

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JES commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/26/21 2:20 PM
Emmy Squared now hiring, opening "Spring 2021": link
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Jscott280 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/22/21 4:36 PM
Looks like Initial construction has started on Parcel I ( south of the chemonics HQ)
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JES commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
4/22/21 12:52 PM
@bdj, That article went up on april fools day, and i'm STILL not sure whether to take it seriously or not
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