Facing north on New Jersey Avenue, north of L Street, SE, January, 2003. New Jersey Avenue

The New Jersey Avenue corridor, with its views of the US Capitol dome, has begun to see big changes along its half-mile length; an office building, a hotel, a residential co-op, and a government agency headquarters have all sprouted since 2003, and more projects are on the way. And the street even gained an extra block of length when it was extended further south in 2007.

Links:
New Jersey Avenue: DC Route With a View (quotes moi!)
My Capitol Hill Tower Page (New Jersey & K)
JD's New Jersey Ave. News Items & Additional Links


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Looking toward New Jersey Avenue from the SE Freeway in September, 2000, when no buildings yet existed along New Jersey Avenue's southernmost portion. 300 M Street is at far left, and 80 M Street is under construction at far right. (09/00)

The same location, 6 1/2 years later. Capitol Hill Tower, 1100 New Jersey, and the Department of Transportation HQ have all sprouted. The view of these New Jersey Avenue buildings from the freeway has since been obscured by all the development to its west. (04/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.



While New Jersey used to dead-end at M Street, the arrival of the DOT HQ (which will have its main entrance on New Jersey Ave.) has allowed the avenue to be extended by one block, to Tingey Ave. (03/06)


The same spot, with New Jersey Avenue's one-block extension now open. (6/24/08)



Driving south down New Jersey Avenue from Capitol Hill does not exactly provide an awe-inspiring entrance to Near Southeast, thanks mainly to the Southeast Freeway. (10/03)


At the far northern end of the Near Southeast portion of New Jersey Avenue, tucked under the Southeast Freeway, is a horse stable. Seriously. (05/06)



Heading south on New Jersey Avenue just south of its intersection with I Street, back in January 2003. 1100 New Jersey Avenue is the building under construction; it was completed later in 2003. (01/03)


The same location, three years later, with the Capitol Hill Tower/Courtyard by Marriott condo/hotel complex completed. And if you have eagle eyes, you can also see the DOT HQ at the far end of the street. (09/06) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The southeast corner of New Jersey and K Streets, in September 2000. (09/00)


The same location, in January 2006. The brick buildings in the picture at left were demolished around 2001; construction began in early 2004 on the Capitol Hill Tower/Courtyard by Marriott apartment/hotel complex in this block, and finished in spring 2006. (05/07)  Click to see all available photos of this location.



The 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue, in September 2000. You can see two Southeast Federal Center buildings just barely peeking out at the end of the block (the red-brick Building 170 and the terra cotta Building 173/Lumber Storage Shed). (09/00)


The same location, 5-plus years later. 1100 New Jersey ("Federal Gateway") was begun in 2001 and completed in 2003, and the new Department of Transportation headquarters is shown under construction across M Street. (02/06) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The southern end of New Jersey Avenue, dead-ending at M Street, back in May 2003. (05/03)


The same location, four years later, with the DOT HQ and the extension of New Jersey both open. (05/07)  Click to see all available photos of this location.



Turning around and looking north in May 2004 through the construction of the DOT HQ from Tingey Street, at what will be the new south end of New Jersey Avenue, looking along the sightline of where the re-opened New Jersey Avenue will run. 1100 New Jersey Ave. (aka 140 M Street, aka the Federal Gateway) is the tower at center. (05/04)


The same location, with the extension of New Jersey Avenue open, and DOT (front), 909 New Jersey (rear left) and Capitol Hill Tower (rear right) now part of the skyline. (And the Capitol Dome is visible, too, much moreso in person.) (12/29/08) Click to see all available photos of this location.



Looking northward on New Jersey at its intersection with M Street, in August 2006. The wide-angle lens accentuates the imbalance that exists right now along New Jersey Avenue, with all the development only on the east side of the street; however, Donohoe's 1111 New Jersey Avenue project will eventually fill the empty lot at left. But at least the Navy Yard Metro station got one of the cool glass canopies in 2006! (08/06)




The view north on New Jersey Avenue at M Street, in October 2003. Just-completed 1100 New Jersey is the building at right. (10/03)


The same location, 3 1/2 years later, with the Capitol Hill Tower / Courtyard by Marriott apartment/hotel complex now one year past completion. (06/07)  Click to see all available photos of this location.



New Jersey and L Streets, September 2003. (09/03)


The same location. (11/11/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The western side of New Jersey Avenue, just north of L Street, in August 2004. (08/04)


Positive Nature, which offered special programs for at-risk youth, left New Jersey Avenue in August 2008 thanks to escalating property taxes. Rising behind it is the Velocity condo building. (8/24/08)



The northwest corner of New Jersey and K, in February 2006. (02/06)


The same location, soon home to the 909 New Jersey Avenue apartment building. (5/10/09) Click to see all available photos of this location.



"Homes" on the western side of the 900 block of New Jersey, in January 2003. These were demolished in April 2006 to make way for 909 New Jersey. (01/03)


The trash transfer station on the northeast corner of New Jersey and K. Eventually this will be gone and will be replaced with an apartment complex as part of the Capper-Carollsburg revitalization. (02/07)



Going up high for a moment to look north on New Jersey from L Street in September 2004; the Capitol Dome is visible, as is the SE Freeway, the power plant, the trash transfer station, and, at bottom, the construction site for the Capitol Hill Tower/Courtyard by Marriott apartment/hotel complex. (09/04)


Now standing on top of the Courtyard by Marriott, so the view isn't quite the same, but with an idea of the changes on the western side of New Jersey Avenue, in June 2008. (6/24/08)



The northwest corner of New Jersey and I, currently owned by Potomac Investment Properties (developers of 300 M Street); no plans for the lot have been announced. 100 I Street is visible at right. This is the last block before the Southeast Freeway, the northern edge of Near Southeast. (8/3/08) Click to see all available photos of this location.


Looking northeast past the edge of the city trash transfer station, on the east side of New Jersey Avenue, at its "intersection" with I Street. Eventually, the transfer station will be gone and I Street (which currently dead-ends here) will be re-built into its proper place on the street grid. Also, the William C. Smith company has plans at this location for "800 New Jersey Avenue", a large mixed-use development. No details, no timeline. (04/06)



The last section of New Jersey Avenue in "Near Southeast", just before it passes under the southeast freeway (which does a lovely job of obscuring the view of the Capitol Dome). Wouldn't it be nice if someday this portion of the freeway were buried underground? (09/03)



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