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 65,000 square feet of retail on two floors, and will likely deliver in 2019. 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.)
April 14, 2018
- A closer view from the same angle as the above rendering. West Half's construction reached was above ground level by Opening Day 2018, and Nats fans finally began to see a change in the Half and N intersection after a decade of waiting.
March 26, 2018 - West Half's Van Street side, giving a clearer indication of how far north in the block the building stretches.
- 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
April 14, 2018
- 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
A view 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 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.
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
March 26, 2018
- The same location, in its current state.
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.