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In what could be considered the first hint of the proverbial light at the end of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, CSX has announced that starting sometime in the next few weeks--perhaps as early as October 2, though one might wonder if playoff baseball might impact the timeline--it will be closing the southbound lane of 3rd Street at Virginia Avenue for approximately four to five months, just as it did for a shorter period of time back back in March of 2016.
This closure is to allow for the demolition of the temporary deck over the still-under-construction north tunnel, which will then allow the roof of that tunnel to be built. Then work can begin on "installation of the new, final roadway features" on Virginia Avenue itself, first in the blocks just east of 2nd Street and then working eastward (which will mean more deck removals and temporary traffic flow changes/closures in coming months).
Traffic coming south down 3rd Street north of the freeway will still be able to make the right onto the freeway entrance ramp.
As with the previous closures, pedestrian access along 3rd Street will be maintained, as will access to the driveway to the Capitol Quarter houses on the front lines.
Fourth Street will be the main southbound route from north of the freeway down into the neighborhood.
Enjoy my map (sorry, CSX, my maps are easier to read than yours), and read the CSX presentation for more information.
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dude says: (9/22/17 10:21 PM)
Cool.

I may have said this before, but all these temporary closures really haven't been too bad. At least for me.

Thoughts from others?


JD says: (9/23/17 8:23 AM)
As someone who spends a lot of time going south and north under the freeway (albeit on foot most of the time), it really has not been that bad. That's a different experience from living with it every day, of course. The biggest issue I have every time I cross Virginia is the guilt that I didn't document it better. But life intervened, and guilt is my middle name anyway. :)


Andrew in DC says: (9/25/17 5:08 AM)
JD - any news on the Whole Foods front? Seems awfully quiet over there.


JD says: (9/25/17 7:17 AM)
Nope, no news. Though I do wonder if all of the tunnel construction is impacting the timeline--not exactly a lovely landscape to open into right now. But I have no info one way or the other.


walt says: (9/25/17 9:11 AM)
I cross under at 4th everyday and no, it hasn't been bad. Even VA Ave itself with the two-way traffic hasn't been bad, and I thought that would have been a real problem.
I don't live right on the front line though. If I did, I think I'd have a different opinion.


jg says: (9/26/17 9:16 AM)
October 4 is the current date for closure, according to an electronic sign at 4th & K.

I hope the detour signage is better than the last time they used this traffic pattern. I saw cars going south on 3rd a number of times, usually after making a left from Virginia Ave onto 3rd.


jdc says: (9/27/17 12:10 PM)
I have a nearly front row seat for the 37 L demolition, and I thought I'd report that so far today, it seems that two dumpsters worth of stuff has been removed. Also, I can just make out the NAB HQ future site, and it seems like a lot of dirt removal is going on these days.


RMP says: (9/28/17 9:26 AM)
Bower is finally above ground.

Anyone know what's up with the couches and chairs in Yards Park? Deliberately placed there or somebody just dumping furniture when moving out of their apartment?


202_cyclist says: (9/28/17 10:03 AM)
@RMP-- is there any good stuff? I might have to do some dumpster diving.


RMP says: (9/28/17 1:25 PM)
@202_cyclist Judge for yourself. Dogs have definitely been marking these up though.



202_cyclist says: (9/29/17 10:53 AM)
The Washington Post has an article about the future of the Bullpen.

link


jdc says: (9/29/17 11:57 AM)
Doors for Cava opened again today - looks like more progress towards finalized finishes. Opening before end of October?


RMP says: (9/29/17 12:08 PM)
I didn't see this one on the Recent Crime Incidents yet. link


NavyYardGuy says: (9/29/17 12:22 PM)
1333 M st SE..has changed hands..uh oh :(

link


Alex B. says: (9/29/17 1:31 PM)
Hmmm. Re: the future of the Bullpen article.

" “The good news is we’ve been working really, really hard for the past year negotiating a lease for a permanent Bullpen that is very close to where we are now,” said Blair, who hoped to be able to share additional details about a permanent space for The Bullpen in the coming weeks. Architectural plans for the venue include two floors with an outdoor roof deck and garage-door windows that open to preserve as much of the outdoor vibe of the original Bullpen as possible."

I can think of one particular project that would a) make sense for only a 2-story building, b) could have a roof deck, and c) would be close by...


Alex B. says: (9/29/17 1:36 PM)
*cough*

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



GoNavy says: (9/29/17 3:15 PM)
@Alex Your URL didn't work. What are you hinting at?


Alex B. says: (9/29/17 9:06 PM)
D'oh.

Ok, enough beating around the bush. The only property that meets those criteria is the small parcel at the corner of first and N, the one wrapped around by the Hampton Inn.

No inside information here, just reading between the lines.


sameter says: (10/1/17 8:14 AM)
@alex b that would be a great spot, but much foot print, unless they built up significantly!


202_cyclist says: (10/3/17 10:55 AM)
The 49 L Street SE parcel is now on the GSA auctions website for bidding. The opening bid is $5M. We should have a Go Fund Me account or a JD Land happy hour to raise funds to purchase this property.

link


GoNavy says: (10/3/17 2:07 PM)
I thought I saw some news a while back but have been out of the loop. Anything going on with 7-11 yet on south capitol. Was it sold?


jdc says: (10/3/17 2:11 PM)
Bunch of folks touring 49 L Street St. just now.


Ampersand says: (10/3/17 2:38 PM)
Speaking of changing traffic flow! My office just sent around a document about a supposed trucker protest on Thursday October 5. Sounds like it'll be pretty heavily in our neighborhood:

From October 3rd through 8th a group of truckers is planning to protest governmental regulations on the number of hours a truck driver can drive and the institution of electronic monitoring devices, called ELDs.
Sources and social media show that the protest activity is scheduled to be on the National Mall around the Ellipse area and the Department of Transportation Building located near the Navy Yard (1200 New Jersey Avenue, SEWashington, DC 20590). The truck drivers have staged trucks in the Virginia and Hagerstown area. While there are plans to bring people in via personal cars, on October 5th there is a call to bring the trucks through the city beginning at 7 am.
The potential driving route is I-495 to I-395, to I-695. From I-695 to South Capitol Street, SW, to M Street, SE, to New Jersey Avenue, SE, to 1st Street, SE, to Potomac Avenue, SE, to South Capitol Street, SW, to Washington Avenue, SW, to Independence Avenue, SW, to 17th and Constitution Avenue, NW, to 14th Street, NW, to I-395, and back to Hagerstown, Maryland. There have been permits issues for 100-200 people.

So, I tried to follow that route on Google Maps and realized they left out a left turn from New Jersey on either L St, K St, or Eye St. And a subsequent left turn onto 1st. I hope they aren't planning to try going from NW-bound New Jersey to Eye to 1st, because that intersection is enough of a disaster already...


JD says: (10/3/17 2:41 PM)
This doesn't mention USDOT, just the White House: link


dbt says: (10/3/17 7:00 PM)
The truckers were out in force in JDLand this afternoon, circling DOT while blasting their horns. We'll see what the rest of this week brings.


Mark says: (10/3/17 10:47 PM)
Ampersand, on the route I think they left out N St, meaning they'll turn right on New Jersey rather than left. That takes them past DOT. Then right on N St, left on 1st, and around to South Capitol on Potomac.

I question the effectiveness of trying to get the public and DOT on their side by loudly blocking traffic.


Hastings says: (10/3/17 10:57 PM)
No progress on the Whole Foods, but at the Agora building site they have put in street landscaping and trees along S Capitol Street and today paved the space in front of the WF entrance and installed stone/granite decorative blocks.


Hastings says: (10/4/17 7:47 AM)
Sorry - I meant New Jersey Avenue.


NavyYardNittany says: (10/5/17 12:03 AM)
Parc Riverside Phase II construction resumes tomorrow, per an e-mail today. Get your final morning swim in early at Lake Zika while you still can.


JD says: (10/5/17 10:32 AM)
37 L biting the dust: link


RMP says: (10/5/17 11:46 AM)
There are floorplans on the Bower website.


jdc says: (10/5/17 2:03 PM)
I like how JD's post above links to a tweet, and a reply to that tweet is a link back to this post. Very meta.

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1200 B/O VAN ST SE   THEFT
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AH1800901 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS WORK FOR STRUCTURE EXCAVATION AND SUPPORT FOR B1311474 DC WATER. CORMAN CONSTRUCTION 301-34-5417.
907 4TH ST SE   
05/01/18 
RYAN WILLING / null
E1806431 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
04/30/18 
RYAN M WILLING / KYLE YOST
SOL1800442 / CONSTRUCTION
4.2kw rooftop solar pv system, less than 4' above roof
1212 4TH ST SE   
04/23/18 
FOREST CITY APARTMENTS / null
PP1803006 / POST CARD
101 H ST SE   
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SQUARE 737 LLC / DFM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC
B1808785 / CONSTRUCTION
Revision to Permit TL1800054 to revise the Whole Foods Market permit address from 800 New Jersey SE to 101 H Street SE.
100 H ST SE   
05/14/18 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / null
E1806787 / SUPPLEMENTAL
2 I ST SE   
05/08/18 
CRESENT CAPITOL VIEW MF LLC / COMPOSITION SYSTEMS INC
AH1800928 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS PERMIT TO WORK SUNDAY 5 / 13 / 18 FROM 7 AM UNTIL 7 PM UNDER OCCUPANCY PERMIT PA10636830 TO INSTALL A SIGN BAND.
10 I ST SE   
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SB1800290 / CONSTRUCTION
Install 4 soil borings to less than 50 feet using dual tube geoprobe DPT tooling. Collect soil samples and install 1-inch diameter sch 40 PVC temp monitoring wells in 2 of 4 borings. Wells and borings will be abandoned with 24 hours of sampling using a bentonite grout mixture with bentonite / water ratio of 2 to 1. All IDW will be contained in drums.
150 I ST SE   
05/17/18 
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P1806078 / SUPPLEMENTAL
421 L ST SE   
05/16/18 
DORAN BUTUCHE / DORAN BUTUCHE
F1800255 / CONSTRUCTION
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202 M ST SE   
05/18/18 
NURI EROL / PAT SNYDER
B1804587 / CONSTRUCTION
EXISTING PIZZA RESTAURANT - NEW OWNER, NEW EQUIPMENT + NEW GELATO & COFFEE SERVICE. MINOR HVAC, PLUMBING & ELECTRIC
800 NEW JERSEY AVE SE 1ST FL   
05/14/18 
SQUARE 737 LLC / JOHN SONNER 4438727277
E1806780 / SUPPLEMENTAL
800 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
05/09/18 
WHOLE FOODS MARKET / MELISSA DIAZ
TL1800054 / CONSTRUCTION
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05/11/18 
SQUARE 737 LLC / null
P1805955 / SUPPLEMENTAL
861 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
04/24/18 
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. / NA CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.
AH1800871 / CONSTRUCTION
Work in public ROW within the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project LOD for utility, demolition, and concrete structure construction activities.
   
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SB1800309 / CONSTRUCTION
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SQUARE 742 LLC / null
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B1804445 / CONSTRUCTION
Interior Alteration of existing Starbucks on first floor, CO151951, to include new finishes and furniture, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, 19 seats, 43 occupancy load, 1,781sqft. No exterior work.
   
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B1807818 / CONSTRUCTION
INTERIOR RENOVATIONS FOR 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM. PARTITIONS, FURNITURE, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND LIFE SAFETY. 185 SQUARE FEET. DOT
71 POTOMAC AVE SE   
05/11/18 
MRP REALTY / ELIZABETH DE SMET
SB1800270 / CONSTRUCTION
Installation of 124 wellpoints to assist in the construction of mixed use structure at Potomac Avenue.
   
05/18/18 
FORIDA ROCK PROPERTIES INC / ANKIT K SINGH
UT1800039 / CONSTRUCTION
Removal of an Underground Storage Tank (UST) 7 feet in diameter and approximately 9 feet long (approximately 2000 gallons). Suspected Fuel Tank. Tank is filled with 8 inches of unknown content. Tank will be removed and disposed off as per the appropriate standards and requirements.
227 TINGEY ST SE   
04/25/18 
JW CAPITAL PARTNERS / MELISSA DIAZ
B1801074 / CONSTRUCTION
Parcel L1- New construction of 11-story full service hotel with restaurant and retail per Zoning Order 17-07. Includes 225 hotel rooms and 4 elevators. SWM and GAR combined with adjacent Parcel L2 to be permitted separately. TPR
221 TINGEY ST SE   
04/30/18 
GONE YARD HOTEL OWNER, LLC / DFM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC
B1808252 / CONSTRUCTION
Yards Parcel L-1 : Permit Revision for B1801074 to update owner information to Gone Yard Hotel Owner, LLC and permit address to new address: 221 Tingey Street SE.
300 TINGEY ST SE   
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FC BOILERMAKER LLC / FAY A KENNEDY
E1806640 / SUPPLEMENTAL
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