In late 2015, JBG unveiled a design by ODA Architecture
for a 420ish-unit residential building on Half Street immediately north of Nationals Park. The project is anticipated to have both condos and rental units, along with 65,000 square feet of retail on two floors, and could get underway in late 2016, with delivery late in 2018. This rendering depicts the corner of Half and N Streets, SE, looking to the northwest. (Imagine you are standing at the ticket booths on Half Street looking toward downtown.)
- The northwest corner of Half and N, the same as the above rendering, but back when it was home to the Good and Plenty Carry Out. And the empty lot seen between the two rowhouses has a bit of history
February 26, 2017
- The same location, where outdoor bar The Bullpen opened in 2009 and ran for three seasons before being folded into the Fairgrounds
Feb. 26, 2017 -
After the 2016 baseball season ended, the shipping containers that made up the southern portion of the Fairgrounds were removed, and in early 2017 some ground was beginning to be moved. As to whether this is The Start of Actual Construction, we shall see.
An overhead rendering showing the funnel-like eastern side of the building, facing Half Street, along with its courtyard opened toward Van Street on the west. (click to enlarge
A rendering showing the building as it would appear looking north on Van Street from N Street. JBG's other project just north of Nats Park, 1244 South Capitol
, is seen at left. (click to enlarge
Aug. 12, 2006
- Looking north on Van Street from Half Street, the same angle as the above-right rendering, back in 2006. This land was originally purchsed by Monument Realty in 2005, and then bought by Akridge in 2008
A late 2015 rendering showing the proposed building's Van Street frontage, where the residential entrances will be. At left is the "Via," a planned pedestrian alley between JBG's residential project and the 25 M Street
office building being planned by Brandywine REIT and Akridge. (click to enlarge
What the view of the proposed building would like from not quite mid-block on Half Street, the view one would have when walking to Nats Park from the Metro station. (click to enlarge
The view southward down Half Street from about mid-block in 2007, the same angle as the above-right rendering. Metro's Southeastern Bus Garage occupied this block until it closed in 2008 and was demolished in 2009. Construction of the ballpark is visible at the end of the street.
The same general angle, as it looked in 2015 with the Fairgrounds still in full flower.
A look at the residential building Akridge had planned for this southern end of the block, before it sold the property to JBG in 2015.
Another rendering from the Akridge era, showing at left the office building it had planned where the northern end of JBG's residential building will now be. At right is an earlier version of the still-planned office building at 25 M Street
, now being developed by Brandywine REIT with Akridge.