Let's see.... The most interesting news of the day is that, as of 2:00 this afternoon, there were already folks camping out in front of the Capitol Quarter
sales office, six days ahead of the next offering
of five market-rate townhouses. Next, I took some new photos of the Nation demolition (which is not exactly proceeding with lightning speed)--check either my 1015 Half Street
page for the basics, or the Photo Archive for Half and K
and Half and L
for additional shots. I also updated with what might be my final M Street photos for the DOT HQ
, recording that both New Jersey and 4th Street are now open to traffic south of M (a couple weeks after the stoplights were turned on). And I took photos of the new DRI sign at 1st and I (though the photos don't show them real well, and one's already falling down)--they say "DRI Development Services, LLC | A Transwestern Company | Office/Retail." Still trying to get some info on what's coming there. Anyway, you can poke around those pages, or you can look at all the photos from today that I've posted
and then click on the intersection/direction links to compare today's shots to what that view has looked like over the past few years.
In late March, in my big update
on the plans for The Yards
, I mentioned that the old Gun Assembly Shop at 5th and M
(also known as Building 202) would be in the first phase of residential renovations (beginning in 2008), and that Forest City Washington
would be partnering on this one portion of The Yards with PN Hoffman
(the folks who will be revitalizing the Southwest Waterfront). The DCMud blog has more
on this project (they're in the real estate biz, so they've got a leg up on this poor unconnected blogger), saying that "The former naval gun factory will metamorphose into one of the coolest projects in DC, according to the developer, which intends to fully renovate the interior space, leaving the existing shell and giant six-story atrium - to become the amenities center, encircled by the residences. There will be nothing like this in the District or its environs, according to Dave DeSantis
of PN Hoffman." No wonder I was smart enough to dub this building the JD Lofts, way back in 2003....!