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A Totally Unofficial Guide for the 2016 Season by's Official Unofficial Guide, Updated for 2016!
In the Pipeline
One M/10 Van
Yards/Icon Theater
DC Water HQ
Yards/Parcel O
JBG/Half St.
The Garrett
Capper/Square 769N
2 I Street
Yards/Parcel L
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
New Douglass Bridge
More Capper Apts.
250 M St.
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
Square 696
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 Capitol ('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)
Ballpark Guide

What's New and Notable Outside Nationals Park Since Last Season
Updated Feb. 2016 | What Was New in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

What's the biggest difference in the blocks near Nats Park compared to how they looked at the end of the 2015 season?

Skeletons. Lots of skeletons (and a couple of holes), thanks to current construction on seven residential buildings, two hotels, and two office buildings. Scroll down for details.

If you haven't been keeping track of the latest neighborhood news since the 2015 season ended, here's the headlines:


Newly Opened
The Brig, a beer garden, at 8th and L, opening June 17, 2016.
Whaley's , a raw bar and seafood restaurant from the DGS Delicatessen folks, opened at the Lumber Shed in May 2016.
Philz Coffee , in the 300 block of Tingey in the Arris apartment building, opened in May 2016.
Top of the Yard, a rooftop deck at the Hampton Inn immediately north of Nats Park, is now open.
Il Parco has replaced the Park Tavern, serving Neapolitan-style pizza.
Buffalo Wild Wings opened in December, just north of Nats Park, on Half south of M.
Las Placitas, longtime Barracks Row restaurant, has moved to 8th & L.

Expected to Open in 2016
Chix, an affordable fast casual restaurant serving chicken and vegetarian dishes, opening at 1210 Half St. SE in summer 2016.

Not Before 2017
Shake Shack , coming in 2017 to the under-construction Homewood Suites hotel opening in late 2016 at Half and M SE.
The Salt Line , coming in Spring 2017 to the under-construction Dock 79 apartment building on Potomac Avenue across from Nats Park.
District Winery , a 16,000-square-foot restaurant, tasting area and private events space, coming to a new Yards Park pavilion (but it has to be built first).
Taylor Gourmet and Chop't, coming to the under-construction F1rst on 1st Street south of M, not before mid 2017.
Circa and sister bar Open Road, coming to the under-construction 99 M, probably in mid-2018.
Whole Foods, coming to the ground floor of the under-construction Agora at New Jersey and H. A 2017 opening might be optimistic.
See the JDLand Food Map for all the offerings, now open and coming soon.


What was supposed to be the showplace of the neighborhood languished for a number of years, but that's starting to change:

HAMPTON INN: The 168-room building opened in December 2015.
1244 SOUTH CAPITOL: JBG's 290-unit building with retail at South Capitol and N now under construction, delivery in 2017.
F1RST/RESIDENCE INN/99 M: Huge project with an apartment building, an office building, and a Residence Inn got underway in spring 2015, first openings in 2017.
WEST HALF STREET: JBG is planning two residential buildings and retail, with construction likely starting after the 2016 season. (The Fairgrounds will remain open this season, though.)
HOMEWOOD SUITES: A new 195-room hotel at Half and M is expected to open by 2017.
ONE M/10 VAN: The National Assn. of Broadcasters will be moving to the new building planned at the corner of South Capitol and M, and a 168-unit residential building next door called 10 Van will be built at the same time.
HALF STREET HOLE: Construction could start in late 2016 on a combo rental/condo/retail space just north of the ballpark, where the huge hole has sat for years.
25 M: A 247,000-square-foot office building is planned for the north end of the Fairgrounds.


Two new residential buildings are starting to open as spring 2016 arrives, with another eight buildings currently under construction.

Just completed
A. Park Chelsea, 430 rental units.
B. Arris, 327 rental units, 20,000 sf retail
Under construction
1. 909 Half, 380 rental units, opening 2017.
2. Ore 82, 234 rental units, opening 2017.
3. Agora, 336 rental units + Whole Foods, opening 2017.
4. 1244 South Capitol, 290 rental units, underway late 2015.
5. F1rst, 285 rental units, opening 2017.
6. Insignia on M, 324 rental units, opening 2017.
7. Dock 79, 300 rental units, opening 2016.
8. The Bixby, 195 mixed-income rental units, opening 2016.

And three additional residential projects (including--gasp!--condos) could get underway later in 2015 or early in 2016.


Virginia Ave. Tunnel
Heavy construction along a 12-block stretch
immediately south of the Southeast Freeway.
I Street!
The new block finally opened in February 2016.

Yards Park Marina
A 50-slip marina coming to
the Yards Park in spring 2016.

The city's first winery in the
planning stages, to come to
4th and Water late in 2017.

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