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One Hill South

28 K St. SE (also known as 909 Half St. SE)
383-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail; construction underway Feb. 2015, open early 2017
Joint venture by Ruben Companies with the Related Companies
Architect: Morris Adjmi Architects
Second phase 300ish-unit building underway summer 2018
Once home to Wendy's, then purchased by JPI for $28.6 million in 2007, then defaulted in 2009

In the Pipeline
250 M St.
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/Movie Theater
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
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)
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)
Feb. 26, 2017 - The all-but complete One Hill South apartment building, as seen from Half and K Streets, SE.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Rendering of the 300ish-unit second phase building fronting South Capitol, which looks to be underway in summer 2018.
  Sept. 30, 2018 - Excavation for the second-phase building began in summer 2018, but has run into problems with fumes from old underground tanks reaching the tenants of One Hill South.
Feb. 2017 - The alley (or, shall we say, "private drive") that will separate the two buildings, as seen from K Street.
A rendering showing that the new building will be built with connections above the drive, seen here in a similar angle.
Aug. 5, 2017 - The building's back side, facing South Capitol Street, which will disappear from view as construction progresses on Phase 2.
June 4, 2017 - One Hill South's very New York resident entrance, on K Street.
909 Half, Sliding from to September 2007 to February 2017

The southwest corner of Half and I Streets, SE, which had little to offer for many years (except a Wendy's hidden behind the brush). Now, 909 Half's construction is underway.
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Dec. 9, 2016 - A first peek at the kitchen in the 2-BR model unit.
Dec. 9, 2016 - The living space in the 2-BR model, as seen from the kitchen.
Dec. 9, 2016 - The one-bedroom unit model's living space.
Dec. 9, 2016 - Looking back toward the kitchen in the one-bedroom mode.
Dec. 9, 2016 - The view from the roof, with a hint of one of the coming amenities. This is the most they would allow me to photograph, while construction is still on-going.
Aug. 20, 2016 - The building has now taken a prominent position in the view of the neighborhood from the Southeast Freeway. Nats Park is visible down South Capitol Street at far right.
April 2, 2015 - Sneaking a peek at the 909 Half Street site from a neighboring roof not long after the start of excavation.
Construction was well underway before any rendering of the project surfaced, so up until then matters were taken into JDLand's hands.
The southeastern corner of the block, at Half and K, has not been much to look at. (02/07)
June 16, 2018 - The southeastern side of the 909 Half footprint.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
An alternate view of the I Street portion of the property, looking west from Half Street. (06/07)
June 16, 2018 - The same spot. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The block also has clear ground-level views of the U.S. Capitol dome. (01/06)
September 30, 2018 - The same spot, with the Exxon long gone. Ruben envisions a Phase II building fronting South Capitol Street. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Jan. 12, 2012 - The block where 909 Half is being built runs across the bottom of this photo, taken from the top floor of 1015 Half Street in 2012. At least until the McDonalds and the feds' operations related to the coal plant are replaced with tall buildings, 909 should have a good view of the Capitol dome from its higher floors. The 909 Half footprint is on the right portion of the block.
Jan. 31, 2015 - For many weeks in 2014, observers interested in seeing progress on this block were taunted by what looked like the start of excavation for the apartment building but which was in fact the not-insignificant task of removing what turned out to be 16 underground storage tanks left by Exxon (and others?) over the years. (I never got photos of the tanks, but at least here's evidence of the digging.)
For years, Wendy's was the major current tenant on the eastern part of the block. (11/06)
In late July 2008, the fast food outlet finally closed, and was quickly stripped of its markings. The building was demolished in 2009. (8/3/08)
A towing company and its parking lot occupied the Half Street section of 909 Half's footprint for many years. (1/20/08)
On May 1, 2008, demolition began. (5/1/08)
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April 20, 2016

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