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West Half Street

Southern two-thirds of block bound by Half, M, N, and Van; currently home to the Fairgrounds
420-unit residential project now planned by JBG, with 65,000 square feet of retail
Construction underway early 2017; delivery 2019
Announced Retail: Gatsby, Atlas Brew Works, Union Kitchen Grocery, Compass Coffee, Cold Stone Creamery (2020)

In the Pipeline
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Yards/Parcel G
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
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Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
SC1100
Completed
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
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 Cap. ('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)
 
March 17, 2019 - JBGSmith's "West Half" 420ish-unit residential building, designed by ODA Architecture, on Half Street immediately north of Nationals Park. The project will have 65,000 square feet of retail on two floors, and will likely deliver in 2019. This is the current state of construction as seen from N Street, basically from the Center Field Gate.
May 4, 2003 - What the northwest corner of Half and N looked like in May 2003.
May 19, 2019 - Intentions declared.
March 17, 2019 - Looking southward along Half toward the ballpark shows the building's very unique "funnel" design, and also the proximity to Nats Park.
Aug. 12, 2006 - Looking north on Van Street from Half Street, back in 2006. This land was originally purchsed by Monument Realty in 2005, and then bought by Akridge in 2008.
  June 3, 2019 - The same location, in its current state. This also gives a good indication of how far north the building stretches. Click to see all available photos of this location.
June 3, 2019 - A closeup of the ground-level portion of the building, where garage door-type openings have been installed for an indoor-outdoor experience at the retail offerings that will sprout here.
June 3, 2019 - The building's north end, where there will be a pedestrian passageway through to Van Street. Even when West Half's neighbor to the north is eventually built, this will remain.
July 8, 2018 - The West Half project as seen from Nationals Park's Red Loft. It's kind of close.
West Half, Sliding from to October 2005 to March 2019
before
after

Looking west on N Street at Half, where the West Half project rises at right. And, to the left? Slide to find out.
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January 2006 - 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.
May 19, 2019 - The same location, now well underway, where outdoor bar The Bullpen opened in 2009 and ran for three seasons before being folded into the Fairgrounds in 2012. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The rendering released in 2015.
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)
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 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.
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