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Near Southeast DC Past News Items: Jan 19, 2007
In the Pipeline
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Yards/Parcel G
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
SC1100
Completed
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
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)
 
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Monument Realty has created a web site for its mixed-use project on Half Street in the Ballpark District, dubbed HalfStreetDC.com. Not a lot of info there right now (at least nothing that JDLand devotees don't already know!), but there's a contact form to fill out if you're interested in getting information from them as the project progresses. There's also a spiffy rendering showing their vision for Half Street, as seen (I believe) from N Street looking north toward M. They were also kind enough to pass along to me a nice version of the rendering of the 55 M Street office building that will sit atop the expanded Navy Yard Metro station, and I've added that to my Monument Half Street page as well. (I had a cruddy version of this same rendering posted for the past week or so, nice to replace it with something decent!) My post from last week about the zoning hearing on this project also has more information.
 

I almost forgot my own anniversary! It was on January 19, 2003 (a beautifully clear but cold day) that I made Mr. JD drive me around Near Southeast while I shot a bunch of pictures out the passenger window, which I then posted on the web to show the two or three people who visited JDLand. Little did I know that that little excursion would turn into the monster time-waster that we all know and love today as the Near Southeast DC Redevelopment web site. Here are pictures that I took on that day, and you can see how some locations have changed a lot, but how many others still look pretty much the same. We'll see what those look like four years from now, I guess (if I'm not renting a suite at St. Elizabeth's by that point).
As for the site itself, it wasn't much at the beginning, but by late 2003 it had found the basic look-and-feel that continues to this day. But maybe it's gotten just a touch more in-depth since then, thanks not only to my obsessive-compulsiveness but also my desire to demonstrate to people the possibilities of "hyperlocal" web sites.
Finally, this is also a day for me to say a big thanks to everyone who visits the site, and I hope that you continue to find it useful (or at least slightly entertaining) in the future....

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