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The Yards: The Estate (Apartments), and Thompson Hotel

West side of 3rd Street SE south of Tingey Street
Parcel L2: 270ish-unit apartment building to be called The Estate with approximately 17,000 sf retail
Parcel L1: 227-room Thompson Hotel with 7,500 sf retail
Concurrent construction of both underway in late 2017's Official Unofficial Guide, Updated for 2018!
In the Pipeline
Yards/Icon Theater
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
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)
July 16, 2016 - Rendering submitted to the Zoning Commission in July 2016 for the "Parcel L2" project at the Yards, a 270-unit residential building south of Tingey Street and west of 3rd Street SE. It would have about 17,000 square feet of retail on the building's eastern and southern faces and two levels of underground parking. This is the view looking north out of the Yards Park from the pedestrian bridge. The building apparently will be called The Estate.
Aug. 6, 2005 - A ground-level view similar to the above rendering in 2005.
June 16, 2018 - The current view of the same location, much more easily matched to the rendering. Click to see all available photos of this location.
  July 15, 2018 - Catching site of the northern end of the Parcel L construction from a neighboring rooftop.
  July 8, 2018 - Looking north on 3rd Street from Water Street, with the Parcel L construction now above fence level.
June 1, 2017 - A view from the northwest of both the Thompson Hotel (left) and the northern portion of the residential building.
Dec. 15, 2007 - Looking southeastward from Tingey at a location that would be consistent with being called 2nd Street.
June 16, 2018 - The same location, with the hotel's frontage now visible. Click to see all available photos of this location.
March 2, 2018 - Updated rendering highlighting the building that will be a Thompson boutique hotel, with approximately 227 rooms and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, along with a rooftop bar/restaurant. This is the view down 3rd Street from Tingey, across from the Foundry Lofts.
May 21, 2004 - Looking southwest from the corner of 3rd and Tingey in May, 2004, before 3rd Street really existed to the south.
July 8, 2018 - The current view of the same location. Click to see all available photos of this location.
July 16, 2016 - Looking east toward Parcel L from Tingey Street, showing more clearly how the "L2" residential building would not front Tingey. (This was filed before the design for the hotel was finalized.) The park area in the foreground is the proposed Tingey Square.
Yards Parcel L, Sliding from to February 2012 to June 2018

Looking more directly down the eventual path of the mews that will run along the west side of the Thompson Hotel and Estate apartments, with the historic Main Pumping Station at right.
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April 16, 2016 - Looking west on Water Street across 3rd Street, from a position between the Lumber Shed (left) and Foundry Lofts (right). The DC Water historic Main Pumping Station is ahead.
A rendering from the July 2016 zoning submission showing a less faraway version of the same location, with the proposed Parcel L building ahead.
An overhead view of what was then known as the Southeast Federal Center, in about 1992. The very large white building at center rear is Building 159, which stood on this site until about 2000 but which I never got my own photos of. (Waaaah!) From the Carol M. Highsmith archive at the Library of Congress.
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