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A Totally Unofficial Guide for the 2015 Season by

In the Pipeline
1244 South Capitol
Virginia Ave. Tunnel
New Douglass Bridge
Yards/Parcel O
JBG/Akridge/Half St.
Ex-Monument/Half St.
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
Yards/Icon Theater
DC Water HQ
1333 M St.
Capper Apts.
250 M St.
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
Congressional Square
1000 South Capitol
Southeast Blvd. ('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)
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Retail News
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What's New and Notable Outside Nationals Park Since Last Season
Updated July 2015 | What Was New in 2014, 2013, 2012

If you haven't been keeping track of the latest neighborhood news since the 2014 season ended, here's the headlines:


  Newly Opened
Due South, featuring southern cooking, at 3rd and Water in the Lumber Shed.
Scarlet Oak, American food at New Jersey and K.
Bonchon, at Half and K, Korean Fried Chicken and a big bar.
Willie's Brew & Que, at 3rd and Tingey, offers barbecue, libations, and many screens for your sports viewing pleasure.
The Big Stick, at Half & M, is a beer-and-brats sports bar, from the owner of Justin's.

Expected to Open in 2015/2016
The Brig, a beer garden, at 8th and L.
Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to 55 M Street, just north of Nats Park.
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:

MONUMENT VALLEY: There's new residential and retail plans (including condos!), after the site's ownership changed in 2014.
BALLPARK SQUARE/99 M: Huge residential, hotel, office, and retail project on the old Lot F got underway in spring 2015.
1244 SOUTH CAPITOL: JBG's 290-unit building with retail at South Capitol and N could start in late 2015.
HAMPTON INN: The 168-room building at 1st and N is topped out and should open later this year.
EX-AKRIDGE HALF STREET: With two deals in 2015, Akridge exited the west side of Half Street. JBG is planning two residential buildings, while at this point there's no word on Brandywine's plans. (The Fairgrounds will remain open this season, though.)
HOMEWOOD SUITES: A new 195-room hotel is just getting underway at Half and M.


A staggering nine residential projects are now under construction east of South Capitol Street:

1. 909 Half, 380 rental units, underway Feb. 2015.
2. 82 I, 234 rental units, underway Feb. 2015.
3. 800 New Jersey, 336 rental units + Whole Foods
4. Park Chelsea, 430 rental units, opening 2015
5. Ballpark Square, 285 rental units, underway March 2015.
6. Gallery at Capitol Riverfront, 324 rental units, opening 2016.
7. RiverFront, 300 rental units, opening 2016.
8. Arris, 327 rental units, opening 2016.
9. Lofts at Capitol Quarter, 195 mixed-income rental units, opening 2016.

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


Harris Teeter now open
at 4th & M, SE

Unleashed by Petco now open,
Banfield Pet Hospital coming soon
Brew Garden and Park
envisioned for Florida Rock


Hugh & Crye menswear coming to Tingey Street
Van Ness Elementary School reopening for 2015 school year
Long-delayed Community Center now under construction
Old Spooky Building 213 site to become a temporary public space (Spooky Park?), parking lot, and Trapeze School site
New Movie Theater could start construction in late 2015

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