It appears that JPI is moving forward pretty quickly with its plans for a 700-unit, two-13-story-building residential project at 100 I Street (just west of New Jersey Avenue, and just south of the SE Freeway; I'll add it to my map once there are drawings and a scheduled start date, but for now you can see a few pictures of the site on my South Capitol Street Corridor
page). The March 14 agenda for the Bureau of Zoning Adjustment
includes an application
from JPI Development Services
for variances "to allow the development of a multiple family residential building at premises 70 and 100 Eye Street, S.E."
The National Capital Planning Commission
at its January meeting reviewed the plans for street and alley closings within the footprint of the new baseball stadium
; their comments were that the street closings should only happen if the ballpark ends up being located at the site, and that the city should agree if a ballpark is no longer on the site, the streets should be reopened. They also addressed the relocation of an asphalt plant that is having to move because of the stadium. The actions can be seen here
, through the end of January.
's January meeting is Monday, Jan. 9, and its agenda is now available
. It contains mostly items pertaining to SW (including a presentation by Forest City Enterprises on Waterside Mall, which I know is of interest to many of you),
but what caught my eye was this: "Presentation: Variance and Special Exception, 900 New Jersey Avenue SE." Whaa? For those of you who don't know the street grid inside out, 900 New Jersey would be on the east side of the street between K and (the nonexistent) I Street, and is currently occupied by a DC Department of Public Works facility (the one with the tall brick chimney). The DPW site is part of the Capper / Carrollsburg PUD, which calls for a mid- to high-rise residential building on that lot. Are they moving forward with this? Is this something else? Or is it some boring little thing about eventually re-opening I Street, and nothing more? I'm doing some digging, and maybe I'll have an answer before Monday's meeting. But it is intriguing.... UPDATE:
has been changed, and the 900 NJ Ave presentation is no longer there; it has been replaced with a presentation on proposed alley closings on the east side of Square 743, the 1100 block of 1st Street, SE.
And apparently the "900 NJ Ave" label was an incorrect reference to the zoning adjustment request for the JPI project, which is not on New Jersey Ave (it's at 100 I Street).
So for now, the DPW site is not going anywhere. UPDATE II:
These JPI projects have driven me crazy since the beginning. To clarify a bit, JPI is also in the process of buying land on the west side of the 900 block of New Jersey
(which includes the Nexus Gold Club), so they do plan on giving a presenation to ANC 6D soon about desired variances and exceptions for that project. But nothing for this second JPI project has shown up yet on any of the zoning calendars....