Since January, 2003
            
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April 11, 2004
April 26, 2015
5th at K, Looking West-Southwest (see more)

This week marks the third anniversary of this blog (of course, back then, it wasn't really a blog, we oldtimers called them "web sites," hee hee). It was before there was even talk of bringing the Expos to DC, let alone putting a stadium in Near Southeast. The Cappers were still occupied, 1100 New Jersey was still under construction, the M Street portion of the Southeast Federal Center was still a fenced-off unoccupied lot, and there were plans but no construction at DOT HQCapitol Hill Tower, 20 M Street, or either of the Capper Seniors projects. Since then, I've taken thousands of pictures, posted a few hundred of them, typed a lot of words, and become far more knowledgeable about zoning procedures and tax parcels and the DC government web site than I ever could have imagined.
So, what do I see coming in Year Four of my Near Southeast Obsession? I don't need a crystal ball to see some of the future: Early in the year we'll have the completion of the Capitol Hill Tower / Courtyard by Marriott project, bringing the first new market-rate housing (and the first hotel) to this neighborhood since, well, forever. DOT and its accompanying retail spaces should be completed by the end of the year, bringing a flood of workers into the area each weekday. Capper Seniors #1 should be finished as well (and maybe even Capper Seniors #2), allowing the first group of low-income seniors to move out of the old Capper Seniors highrise at 7th and M. And sales should begin (and maybe even construction?) on the huge "Capitol Quarter" mixed-income housing development replacing Capper / Carrollsburg.
Predicting what else may come down the pike this year is a bit dicier. Plans have been announced with 2006 start dates for projects like Washington Canal Park, a new JPI residential project on I Street by the SE Freeway, and the Ron Cohen mixed-use development at Half and K, but I'm not betting on seeing shovels in the ground necessarily for all of them by the end of the year. Then there's that stadium, and the "Ballpark District" that has four of the biggest developers in the city simulatenously working together on plans and salivating at the potential profits. They've got to get construction started by April in order to have the stadium ready for Opening Day 2008--my fearless prediction is that the stadium lease will get settled, and plans will proceed, but they won't make the April 1, 2008 deadline (which will have MLB spouting threats all over again).
And no doubt some new projects will materialize (some I've talked about on this site, others that are still just a secret gleam in a developer's eye), plus we should see actual drawings and plans for the huge Southeast Federal Center project.
But the biggest change for Near Southeast in 2006 will be the largest influx of new workers, residents, and visitors since the revitalization of the neighborhood began, which will no doubt bring grumbles about increased traffic and tighter parking in the surrounding areas. But it should also bring more amenities, such as portions of the Anacostia waterfront being made more accessible, and more retail and service offerings.
It'll be interesting to watch.

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Recent Crime Incidents Archive  
100 B/O L ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 04/24/17
1100 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 04/23/17
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 04/20/17
200 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 04/17/17
100 B/O L ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 04/17/17
1400 B/O SOUTH CAPITOL ST   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 04/17/17
1100 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 04/13/17
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 04/12/17
1200 SOUTH CAPITOL ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Building)
 04/10/17
1300 B/O 4TH ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 04/09/17
100 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 04/08/17
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 04/06/17
400 B/O M ST SE   BURGLARY
Burglary Two
 04/05/17
400 B/O M ST SE   ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON  04/05/17
1200 B/O 4TH ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 04/02/17
900 B/O 3RD ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 04/01/17
1100 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 03/28/17
70 B/O I ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft First Degree (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 03/27/17
100 B/O L ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 03/27/17
900 B/O 3RD PLACE SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 03/26/17
50 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 03/26/17

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Project Directory
Completed
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 Capitol ('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)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)


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