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On Monday night, with all of about three minutes of discussion, the Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Capitol Gateway Overlay Review for Jair Lynch's new residential and retail plans for the northeast corner of Half and N Streets, immediately north of Nats Park.
At the initial hearing for the project back in May, commissioners reacted positively to the design, which includes at least 60,000 square feet of retail on two floors topped with somewhere between 350 and 445 rental and condo residential units and possibly a small hotel as well.
The issues that prevented a vote back in May appear to have been addressed, among them the removal of plans for catenary lights to be strung across Half Street and for bollards that had been placed to protect pedestrians on the curbless sidewalks during non-game times, when traffic will be allowed on Half.
New renderings were also provided to the commission, showing the view of the building along both Cushing Place and the new "Monument Place" between this building's north end and the south side of 55 M. And of course it is required that I snag them from the filing and show them to you, with the Cushing Place view looking down from M Street, showing the "intersection" with Monument Place, and then the Monument Place view looking in from Half Street:
The developers have said that their plan is to begin construction in 2016, with completion by 2018, a timeline that gets speeded up somewhat since the bulk of the excavation was done, ahem, about eight years ago.
For much more about this project, including additional renderings, you can read my summary of the May zoning hearing, my look at the initial submission, and the project page.
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ttassa says: (7/1/15 12:30 PM)
I assume the 2018 timeline means that this could potentially be finished, with tenants, by the All Star Game?


JD says: (7/1/15 12:31 PM)
I would certainly assume that that's their goal.


conngs0 says: (7/1/15 1:07 PM)
Awesome news. Ideally it'll be up and running by the All-Star Game, but even if it isn't, the project will be sufficiently far along to demonstrate the progress made by the neighborhood as opposed to continuing the serve as an eyesore.


S.B. says: (7/1/15 3:48 PM)
Is this where they are planning to put the movie theater? I haven't heard any new on that in a long while.


JD says: (7/1/15 3:54 PM)
No, the movie theater will be down closer to the water, east of the ballpark: link


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