Since January, 2003
            
 (a random before-and-after moment)
June 27, 2005
August 5, 2017
Half at L, Looking South-Southwest (see more)

It has taken me much longer to clear the post-surgical cobwebs from my brain than I expected, so don't have many expectations for this post. I just hope it's in English. (But the hip repairs--NOT REPLACEMENT!--went well, and I should start getting off of crutches soon.)
* SPRINT STORE: I have said for years that no new neighborhood has truly arrived until it gets its first cellphone retailer, and I would not have guessed it would take until 2018 for that box to get checked, but numerous approved building permits indicate that Sprint will be opening a store in the old Sizzlin' Express space on the northwest corner of 4th and M.
* DOUGLASS BRIDGE GROUNDBREAKING: As if to taunt me after 15 years of watching and waiting, the Feb. 13 ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Douglass Bridge and associated first-phase improvements to the South Capitol Street Corridor was held while I was very much horizontal and hopped up on goofballs. But since it's right on our DMZ line, SWill was there and took some photos. Estimated completion date is 2021. (Speaking of SWill, he is the one to read for coverage of Buzzard Point, since that is outside my purview.)
* TUNNEL DOINGS: The last section of wall on the new Virginia Avenue Tunnel was poured on Feb. 22. an effort that overall totaled three miles of 24-foot-tall concrete. Meanwhile, 3rd Street should be reopening to two-way traffic Any Minute Now, which then paves the way (sorry) for both the 4th and 5th Street intersections to close, probably in mid-March, to dismantle the temporary bridge decks and complete the new tunnel's roof in those blocks, and wrap up the final street restoration. And no, the 6th Street exit ramp from the freeway won't close. The entire project is "on time," for completion this fall, according to CSX.
* ANOTHER PROJECT READY TO GO: A shoring/sheeting/excavation permit has been approved for the second phase of the "Riverfront" project, aka the Florida Rock site. This will be a 13-story, 260ish-unit residential building with about 12,000 square feet of retail, and will go up immediately to the west of Dock 79. When I'm a little more mobile I'll write a roundup of what's currently underway.
* WINERY HAPPY HOUR: If you don't have a supply of post-surgical painkillers like some people, there's now a Happy Hour at District Winery, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, with $8 signature cocktails and select wines, $5 select beers, and 50 percent of District Winery wines by the bottle.
There's probably more, but this wore me out. Hey, it's a start.
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NavyYardRes says: (2/27/18 11:17 AM)
WC Smith seems to be moving quickly with The Garrett and crane watch has begun. The crane began assembling yesterday! What will total count be for JDLand?


jdc says: (2/27/18 11:21 AM)
Welcome back! Good timing to get all healed-up, as you're just in time for spring and what will surely be a banner year for construction (and eating).


JD says: (2/27/18 11:25 AM)
Added the Winery happy hour tidbit, since it's been sitting in my inbox for more than a week and I still couldn't manage to remember to include it today.

As for the crane count, if it's more than all my fingers and toes, I can't count that high right now.


stacycloyd says: (2/27/18 11:26 AM)
welcome back!


NavyYardRes says: (2/27/18 11:30 AM)
Does anyone have additional insight on the Tishman-Speyer lot development? link

Last week the surface lot closed and pedestrian barriers were put in place on I and 1st street eliminating parking. A few days later the barriers were placed in the empty lot. Do they have permits?

Having worked from home recently and driving through JDLand during business hours the roads are being clogged with construction vehicles, roads are failing, potholes are forming, and I cringe at the day a pedestrian is significantly injured at NJ & I st.


JD says: (2/27/18 11:46 AM)
There is precious little info about the Tishman site, other than it's going to be about 800 units across the entire block and lots of retail. They've applied for their excavation permit but it doesn't appear to have been approved yet.

I have not seen any online versions of their renderings yet, but I think they showed them at a public meeting a few weeks ago.

My project page, which is a bit sad while it waits for fresh details:
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RMP says: (2/27/18 11:49 AM)
Welcome back! Now we move the countdown timer to the arrival of the new dental suite? Chloe has a winter happy hour and I went once and I think a beer was $7 or $8 (on special!) so I don't really plan to return again for Happy Hour there.


JD says: (2/27/18 12:00 PM)
I am starting to think about a spring JDLand happy hour at the Brig.


202_cyclist says: (2/27/18 12:35 PM)
JD-- welcome back. Can you draw a rendering for the Tishman development, like you did for One Hill South. Also, with that lot, where will Handy Bikes relocate? Pete provides an excellent service for the neighborhood, with good quality repairs and honest service.


ColoradoCane says: (2/27/18 1:06 PM)
I walked by the Tishman site on Friday night and saw that there was a notice posted on the front gate. The notice said the permit had been revoked and to move the barriers immediately. The next morning, Saturday, the barriers were removed. No idea what this all means, but figured I would add my two cents.


rpb says: (2/27/18 1:31 PM)
This is a few weeks old now, so no update on recent barrier happenings at the site, but some info on the Tishman site was posted on Facebook: link


jdc says: (2/27/18 3:23 PM)
great info rpb.


malatesta says: (2/27/18 7:35 PM)
Crane count will be 14 once the Garret crane is up, by my count.


CJBabyDaddy says: (2/27/18 10:12 PM)
You’re “starting to think about a spring JDLand happy hour” at the Brig?!?!?!

Then it sounds like the rest of us need to hurry up and start depleting some kegs wherever possible to get into mid-season form ASAP.


sameter says: (2/28/18 1:52 AM)
3rd street was two way as of 10pm on 2/28. not sure if 4th or 5th was shut down.


JD says: (2/28/18 2:14 AM)
Wow, 3rd Street's change happened after I saw it as still one way at about 1:30 pm.


Snacks says: (2/28/18 10:14 AM)
@NavyYardRes it's likely just a matter of time until someone gets hurt at NJ & I. That intersection gets crazy at rush hour and during baseball games. Having left turn lanes, while necessary, has created a dangerous situation, especially as drivers get impatient because of all the pedestrians they have to wait for. As someone who uses that intersection daily I have to keep my head on a swivel for sure.


202_cyclist says: (2/28/18 11:39 AM)
@Snacks-- I am not a traffic engineer but I think NJ & I will eventually need a traffic signal with the volume of vehicles and the confusion that intersection creates.

JD-- "But since it's right on our DMZ line, SWill was there and took some photos." Are you suggesting SWill is Rocket Man?


NavyYardGuy says: (2/28/18 11:46 AM)
Welcome back JD.

A spring HH at the Brig sounds great!

Has anyone heard any scuttlebutt about Navy Yard possibly getting a Target? I'm not one to be envious but...I was read that the Ivy City Target is forthcoming--it seems like the neighborhood would really welcome it.


Ampersand says: (2/28/18 11:48 AM)
3rd Street was two-way at 7:00 last night, which caught me off guard. I think it might have been flipped very shortly before I passed by. In other news, there's a big sign up just north of Virginia on 4th, claiming that 4th Street will close on March 12th.


RMP says: (2/28/18 11:53 AM)
I'm not sure I could even imagine where a Target would go. Plus the battle over parking garage space that would accompany that would be brutal. But I could be completely wrong as well.


malatesta says: (2/28/18 12:16 PM)
I bet there's enough total space to do a small format target if you took up all the retail space in one hill south?


202_cyclist says: (2/28/18 12:36 PM)
@RMP-- I don't know about how much of an issue parking would be for a Target in our neighborhood. I think most of the parking spaces at the DC USA shopping center in Columbia Heights goes unused. Perhaps a Target in the Navy Yard could work out an arrangement for use of the Nats Park garages for the times when there aren't games.


JD says: (2/28/18 12:40 PM)
Target is probably just waiting for the inevitable HQ2 announcement.


caphillguy says: (2/28/18 12:42 PM)
If we're counting tower cranes only, I believe there are 11 cranes in the neighborhood currently - The Garrett would make 12.


stacycloyd says: (2/28/18 1:19 PM)
@snacks and 202_cyclist, the ANC asked for a signal at NJ and I in 2016 and DDOT said there wasn't enough traffic yet. I even stood on the corner and counted cars to try and change their minds. I agree that it's not a pleasant intersection to walk or drive through (assume biking isn't any better). Ubers, Uhauls, and other vehicles blocking the bike lane and pedestrians crossing outside of crosswalks on the unit block of I also add to the confusion.


Ampersand says: (2/28/18 2:48 PM)
@stacycloyd I was at an I Street redesign meeting where the DDOT rep said the same thing, to many protests. I think the biggest issue is that drivers are bad at taking turns. I nearly collided with a car last week when the driver decided that their turn was immediately after the car in front of theirs went, even though the cross traffic was already moving. Why wait when you can just make someone else slam on their brakes?

I find it ridiculous that there's a traffic signal at the "intersection" of 1st and Potomac SE, but they don't want to put one in at New Jersey and I based on a traffic count performed about 5,000 residents ago.


jdc says: (3/1/18 8:09 AM)
There are several intersections in JD Land that are no longer suitable for how the neighborhood is developing. Some, like NJ, need an overhaul and I suspect more signalized intersections may be in order. Other streets could possibly go on a diet - I always find First Street north of M Street to be too wide for the traffic it carries.


JD says: (3/1/18 10:11 AM)
And yes, before anyone posts, I am working right now on an update on three big news stories this morning.


SWag says: (3/1/18 11:49 AM)
If SWill is Rocket Man is JD ..... Trump?!? Happy Hour Dance Battle? Navy yard vs SW. LOL!


Westnorth says: (3/2/18 11:32 PM)
There was a rumor about unnamed big boxes interested in a space behind the Cap Skyline hotel, since it's right-in / right-out for Maryland commuters headed home on So Cap. The Wharf has also done some test-fit plans with potential big boxes, but none ended up in Phase 1.

I can't see any equivalent spaces in Cap Riverfront, except for the current Harris Teeter. Then again, Targets now come in sizes all the way down to CVS-size (13,000 sq. ft.), so you never know.


NavyYardNittany says: (3/20/18 6:16 PM)
“RMP says: (2/28/18 11:53 AM)
I'm not sure I could even imagine where a Target would go. Plus the battle over parking garage space that would accompany that would be brutal. But I could be completely wrong as well.“

Something similar to the “urban” Target on Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn would be a perfect fit in the neighborhood. No dedicated parking there, though there are public lots around it, as there are here. The OHS footprint probably isn’t large enough if they’re still trying to fit a Soul Cycle in, but with all the new buildings going up seems as though an appropriate space could be found. Anything to keep me from having to go to the nation’s worst CVS would be welcome.

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1331 2ND ST SE 20003   
05/01/18 
DC WATER / DAVE LEVINE
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
101 H ST SE   
05/14/18 
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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CAPITOL HILL RACQUET CLUB / JOHN WYCKOFF
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   
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SQUARE 737 LLC / JAMES WOLF
P1806078 / SUPPLEMENTAL
421 L ST SE   
05/16/18 
DORAN BUTUCHE / DORAN BUTUCHE
F1800255 / CONSTRUCTION
To install a fence and gate to the front yard. The construction, placement, style and color will be similar to fencing already in place at adjoining homes. Entire fence is in public space.
202 M ST SE   
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NURI EROL / PAT SNYDER
B1804587 / CONSTRUCTION
EXISTING PIZZA RESTAURANT - NEW OWNER, NEW EQUIPMENT + NEW GELATO & COFFEE SERVICE. MINOR HVAC, PLUMBING & ELECTRIC
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SQUARE 737 LLC / JOHN SONNER 4438727277
E1806780 / SUPPLEMENTAL
800 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
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WHOLE FOODS MARKET / MELISSA DIAZ
TL1800054 / CONSTRUCTION
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SQUARE 737 LLC / null
P1805955 / SUPPLEMENTAL
861 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
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SB1800309 / CONSTRUCTION
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SQUARE 742 LLC / null
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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.
   
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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.
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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   
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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.
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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)
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US DOT HQ ('07)
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