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City Paper's Aaron Wiener has a piece out looking at how office buildings are turning out to be a smaller part of the Capitol Riverfront development pie than had originally been envisioned.
Some numbers from the article: "As of last year, according to the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, 50 percent of the eventual office development in the neighborhood was built out. By 2017, the BID projects, that figure will be 51 percent—an increase of just one percentage point over four years. In the same time period, the BID forecasts, residential development will have jumped from 24 percent to 47 percent, hotel development from 16 percent to 58 percent, and retail development from 22 percent to 50 percent."
The neighborhood cut its teeth in the late 90s and early 00s on office projects along M Street, so much so that officials such as Eleanor Holmes Norton warned of ending up with a "concrete canyon" that would be empty at night and on weekends. By the time Capitol Hill Tower opened in 2006 as the first new residential building in the neighborhood, seven office buildings had already gone up or were under construction. Since then, four more office projects have been completed, compared to 10 new multi-unit residential buildings (plus five more currently underway).
Wiener pegs his story on the transition of Donohoe's 1111 New Jersey project from a 190,000-square-foot office building (seen above in its original incarnation) to now a 394-unit apartment building that is expected to get underway in the coming months. However, long-time observers can point to multiple other projects where offices were the original plan. Let's go to the roll call:
* Yards Parcel D: You know that Harris Teeter at 4th and M you are tapping your toes for? Originally it was going to be in the ground floor of a 320,000-square-foot office building, paired with a 170ish-unit residential building at 4th and Tingey, when plans were first unveiled in 2007. It was in 2010 that developer Forest City then announced that the entire block would be residential and retail.
* Florida Rock Phase 1: When I started following the neighborhood lo these many years ago (i.e., 2003), the project known as Florida Rock was already well into its decade-long trip through zoning, with the eastern-most building on the site planned to be a 275,000ish-square-foot office building. But after stalling out around 2008, the first phase was recast in 2011 as a 350-unit apartment building that could be getting underway Any Minute Now.
* 50 M: This never got all that far, but after Monument Realty snagged the old Sunoco site at 50 M Street in 2007, the developer did market a 135,000-square-foot office building at the site. Now, after the land was sold in 2013, it's the location of the planned Homewood Suites hotel. (Interestingly, though, my initial posts about the sale of the property in 2006 mentioned rumors of a hotel.)
I don't have any renderings, but over on Square 737, home of the Park Chelsea and the spot where the Whole Foods will be, WC Smith had plans for that block to be home to both 600,000 square feet of office space and and 600 units of residential (though the company wanted a grocery store there ever since it acquired the land in 1999). By 2011, the plans had gone to nearly 1,200 residential units and no office space.
And original plans for the Yards had plans for office buildings on the H and I parcels (on the south side of N just east of 1st, where the big parking lot is), but now it's looking like there will be residential buildings on that site, possibly even within the next few years.
There's plenty of office developments still on the boards for the neighborhood--but while a few will no doubt eventually get started, will others eventually turn into apartments, or hotels, or gather dust for years to come? Or with so many residential projects underway/about to be, is there a housing bubble in the neighborhood that may take a few years to be worked through? We shall see. Time will tell. No one knows for sure. Reply hazy, ask again later.
UPDATE: Dang it, I forgot one! There's the huge project being considered down at 1333 M Street, which was announced in 2010 as an 815,000-square-foot office/hotel/retail project, but is now all residential (673 units) and retail.
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JD says: (7/4/14 11:33 AM)
And speaking of 1111 New Jersey, the shoring/sheeting/excavation permit has now been approved. Next milestone should be the demolition of St. Matthew's.

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1011 1ST ST SE   
02/06/16 
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1277 1ST ST SE   
02/04/16 
BALLPARK RESIDENTIAL LLC / MILLER&LONG MILLER&LONG
AH1600342 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTERHOURS TO POUR AND FINISH CONCRETE FROM2 / 3 / 2016 TO 3 / 3 / 2016 FROM 5AM TO 9PM. BUILDING PERMIT B1403488
1331 2ND ST SE   
02/09/16 
DC WATER
AH1600363 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS WORK FOR SECANT PILE INSTALLATION STRUCTURE EXCAVATION AND SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION FOR B1311474 DC WATER. CORMAN CONSTRUCTION 202-863-0052.
1300 4TH ST SE   
02/05/16 
FC 1346 LLC / MELISSA DIAZ DFM DEVELOPMENT
SH1500076 / CONSTRUCTION
SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AT 1300 4TH ST SE.
1240 12TH ST SE   
01/22/16 
AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICE
B1603969 / CONSTRUCTION
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909 HALF ST SE   
02/08/16 
23 I LLC /
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70 I ST SE   
02/08/16 
70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
E1602797 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
E1602799 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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E1602803 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
E1602891 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
E1602895 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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70 EYE STREET ACQUISITION LLC / PAUL M. KOLB
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E1602882 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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E1602890 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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E1602886 / SUPPLEMENTAL
82 I ST SE   
01/29/16 
JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOCIATES OF VIRGINIA / KTT PERMIT EXPE LLC
AH1600329 / CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTOR TO PERFORM BRICK MASONRY WORK ON EXTERIOR OF BUILDING. SUNDAYS ONLY - 9AM TO 5PM - 1 / 31 / 16 2 / 7 / 16 2 / 14 / 16 AND 2 / 28 / 16.
   
01/29/16 
CSX TRANSPORTATION INC / DANIEL M. NARH
P1603168 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
02/09/16 
CSX TRANSPORTATION / BRUCE FLEMING
SP1600017 / CONSTRUCTION
REVISION TO EXISTING SWIMMING POOL PERMIT SP1600005 TO INCLUDE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH APPROVAL. FOR MIXED USE BUILDING WITH 227 RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND GROUN FLOOR AMENITY AND RETAIL SPACE.
50 M ST SE   
02/05/16 
KCG 50 M LLC / OWENS TECHNOLOGIES INC
AH1600352 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS PERMIT TO ALLOW THE FINISHING OF NEWLY PLACED CONCRETE FROM THE END OF THE NORMAL WORK DAY UNTIL 12AM UNDER PERMIT B1501877.
55 M ST SE   
01/29/16 
HINES GLOBAL REIT 55 M STREET LLC / PEPCO PEPCO
AH1600334 / CONSTRUCTION
NIGHT WORK NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CONDUIT AND MANHOLES FOR SERVICE AT 1277 FIRST ST. SE TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH DDOT PARKING GARAGE. PUBLIC SPACE PERMIT PA114427-R2.
   
02/03/16 
WILLIAM SNODDEY / JOSEPH SEMPER; WILLIAM SNODDEY; JOSEPH SEMPER
E22238682 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
02/05/16 
HINES GLOBAL REIT 55 M STREET LLC /
P1603423 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
02/10/16 
WILLIAM SNODDY / JOSEPH SEMPER; WILLIAM SNODDY; JOSEPH SEMPER
E76046626 / SUPPLEMENTAL
80 M ST SE   
02/10/16 
REIT WELLS
PC63025208 / POST CARD
REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF NOT MORE THAN 10 EXISTING OUTLETS AND NOT MORE THAN 10 EXISTING LIGHTING FIXTURES FOR A RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL PROJECT.
99 M ST SE   
02/03/16 
BALLPARK SQUARE 701 LLC / JOSEPH E RICHARDS
E1603392 / SUPPLEMENTAL
100 M ST SE   
01/29/16 
PARSONS COMPANY / STANLEY-CSS
B1604162 / CONSTRUCTION
INSTALL MAGNETIC LOCK W / REX SENSOR REX BUTTON AND FIRE UNLOCK RELAY INTEGRATION AS REQUIRED UNDER IBC 1008.1.9.8
   
01/28/16 
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E45568021 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
02/01/16 
SQUARE 743 INC / LLOYD C LONDON
E1603304 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
02/07/16 
C. B. RICHARD ELLIS INC. / NICHOLAS DODD; C. B. RICHARD ELLIS INC.; NICHOLAS DODD
E38474788 / SUPPLEMENTAL
300 M ST SE   
02/10/16 
JANICE MARUT / BRIAN FREW; JANICE MARUT; JOSEPH RICHARDS
E50341506 / SUPPLEMENTAL
1201 M ST SE   
02/10/16 
COPT DEVELOPMENT
B1603961 / CONSTRUCTION
INTERIOR ONLY ALTERATIONS TO EAST BATHROOMS ON FLOORS G-4. BATHROOMS ON FLOORS 1-4 IDENTICAL. DIRECT REPLACEMENT OF FIXTURES REUTILIZING EXISTING PLUMBING. UPDATES TO MILLWORK FINISHES AND LIGHTING - NO CHANGES TO PANELS.
1244 SOUTH CAPITOL ST SE   
02/03/16 
1244 S. CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL LLC / ANDREW WILLINGHAM; NA; BRIAN WERRELL
BCIV1500117 / CONSTRUCTION
SITE GRADING FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING PARKING LOT INTO 13 STORY MIXED USE RETAIL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 2 LEVELS OF SUBSURFACE PARKING. PROJECT ALSO PROPOSED STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND SITE AMENITIES
   
02/05/16 
1244 SOUTH CAPITOL RESIDENTIAL LLC C/O THE JBG COMPANIES / PITTINGER-DUNHA CAPITOL PERMITS
FD1500123 / CONSTRUCTION
FOUNDATION-TO-GRADE ONLY UNDER THIS SUBMISSION. THIRD PARTY REVIEWED
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