A spring 2015 rendering showing Monument Realty's new One M Street office building, designed by HOK and slated to be the new headquarters for the National Association of Broadcasters when it is completed in 2018. The top two floors will be a conference center, and boast unobstructed views of the US Capitol and Washington's downtown core, at least for now. To its right is a placeholder for....
....10 Van, a 163-unit condo building designed by Gensler, seen here with One M immediately to the north, looking up South Capitol Street toward M. The building will have a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units, along with some multi-level townhouses at street level. This building is expected to be built concurrently with the NAB HQ, starting in summer 2016.
June 20, 2016 -
A ceremonial groundbreaking with NAB leaders, Monument Realty representatives, and DC government officials. (See the full photo gallery
from the groundbreaking.)
Feb. 26, 2017 -
Actual ground remained merely ceremonially broken through the rest of 2016, but in early 2017 it appeared that perhaps construction was about to begin.
April 26, 2015 - The southeast corner of South Capitol and M Streets, in an angle very similar to the top rendering.
A massing view of the two buildings, showing the curved line of One M at left and the U-shaped courtyard of 10 Van, facing South Capitol. Also visible here are the townhouse units on the ground floor of 10 Van.
February 28, 2016 - Intentions announced at Van and M.
Looking down South Capitol Street from M, showing the southern portion of the NAB HQ and 10 Van.
Looking down Van Street from M, with a smidge of One M seen at far right, then the red-and-black-and-glass 10 Van, then the never-going-to-die self storage building, and then JBG's 1244 South Capitol
at the far end of the street, at N Street.
One M will have about 4,800 square feet of retail, facing M Street and South Capitol Street. This is a ground-level view of the building as seen from South Capitol, looking east on M, with the corner retail space at right. There will also be 127 parking spaces in three underground levels. From an April 2015 zoning filing.
It may not look like much, but Monument paid $4.5 million in August 2005 for the land on the southeast corner of South Capitol and M streets, home to a Domino's for a long time. (07/06)
The WMATA parking lot purchased by Monument for $22.6 million in August 2008 is nestled between the Public Storage building and what was the Domino's site (bottom right); it has mainly been used as Nationals' gameday parking since the Domino's closed. (5/6/08)
Originally Monument proposed a 328,000-sq-ft office building for the site, seen here in a design submitted to the Zoning Commission in 2012.