A new Douglass Bridge leading to a new traffic oval at South Capitol Street and Potomac Avenue will be part of the new South Capitol Street. (From theanacostiawaterfront.com)
South Capitol Street Corridor

Revamping the southern approach to the US Capitol has been the subject of many studies, culminating in the 2008 South Capitol Street Environmental Impact Statement. The Final EIS envisions South Capitol as a six-lane boulevard with a median and wide sidewalks for pedestrians and bikes, and marked by a new Douglass Bridge, a new large traffic oval at Potomac Avenue, and improvements to the interchanges with I-395, M Street, and I-295 on the east side of the Anacostia River. The 2011 Final EIS put total costs for the preferred alternative at $806 million (in FY 2014 dollars).

Meanwhile, in late 2008, the city council approved legislation to rename the portion between N Street and Potomac Avenue SE (alongside Nationals Park) "Taxation Without Representation Street."

Links:
Environmental Impact Statement | New Douglass Bridge
NCPC's New Vision for South Capitol Street (03/05)
South Capitol Gateway Corridor/Anacostia Access Study (2004)
Urban Land Institute South Capitol Street Corridor Study (11/03)
JD's South Capitol Street News Items & Additional Links


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(Don't tell anybody that I'm actually watching a project in Southwest, but it fronts South Capitol Street, so I'm relenting.)


 
 
 A rendering of 1325 South Capitol Street, a 244-unit residential building under development by Camden. The site was cleared in late 2007; however, work stopped in spring 2008, finally restarting in 2011. Leasing began in April, 2013 with move-ins on the lower floors starting in May. (Go to the official web site for more details.)



The 1300 block of South Capitol Street, in Southwest, in November 2006, as seen from across South Capitol at O Street, a similar angle as the above rendering. (11/06)


The same location, with construction well underway. (3/14/13) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The viewing platforms at the ballpark provide a good view of the 1325 site, seen at right in September 2007, soon after the reopening of South Capitol Street, with streetscape work still underway. (9/07)


The same location, with the 1325 lot cleared but work on hold. (5/26/08)


And now, construction well underway. (4/12/12)



A not-quite-centered image looking north on South Capitol just south of the O Street intersection, in January 2006. This is from when the South Capitol Street viaduct was still standing. (1/06)


The same spot, now standing right in the middle of South Capitol Street, with 1325 at left and Nationals Park at right (and the Capitol dome hidden behind the No Left Turn sign). (11/11/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The northern section of the project site, still in operation as a taxi garage, in October 2006. (10/06)


A slightly different angle, showing a slightly different look. (3/14/13) Click to see all available photos of this location.



Workers on top of 1325 South Capitol, as seen from the ballpark, with a flight taking off from National at rear. (4/12/12)



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