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New Community Center at Capper/Carrollsburg
1000 5th St., SE

New 18,000-square-foot community center, replacing one demolished in 2007
Construction starting spring 2014, expected delivery late 2015

Developer: DC Housing Authority
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September 2006 - The old Capper Community Center, on 5th Street between K and L.
March 22, 2007 - The same spot, all gone.Click to see all available photos of this location.
August 21, 2014 - A spiffy new rendering of what the new community center should look like as seen from 5th Street (albeit without the Marines' parking garage in the background).
  Nov. 15, 2014 - While for a long time it seemed as though the new center would never make it through the pipeine, construction began in the fall of 2014, and by November the first hints of foundation-laying appeared.
October 2005 - The northwest corner of the old community center, at 5th and K, in October 2005.
9/28/14 - The same spot, with the old community center long since demolished but with construction soon to start on the new building.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
May 2003 - The east side of 5th Street, from L Street, in May 2003.
  12/13/14 - The same spot. Note also Capper Seniors #1 in the background and the Marine Bachelor Enlisted Quarters parking garage at right.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
At left, looking north into the Community Center footprint from L Street, with demolition partially completed, in March 2007. Above, a 2007 rendering of what the new community center could look like from L Street. The new building will run the entire length of the block, from K to L Street.
At left, looking south from K Street into the community center just before its demolition was complete, in March 2007. Above, a 2007 rendering of what the new community center could look like from the same vantage point.
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