From McDonald's to Novel.
Feb. 11, 2007 - The northeast corner of South Capitol and I as it looked from about 1985 until February 2017 (albeit with a renovation of the McDonald's in 2012).
Nov. 3, 2019 -
Trendsetting taste buds await the food offering coming to the corner of South Cap and I Any Minute Now. (Alas, it's not McDonald's.)
Nov. 3, 2019 -
The entrance to Novel's leasing office on South Capitol Street, where you can also see the long-desperately-needed sidewalk and lighting upgrade all the way to the freeway.
May 19, 2019 - The spiffy signage above the building's drive-in courtyard.
May 19, 2019 - Blocks from the US Capitol!
South Capitol and I, Sliding from to February 2007 to November 2019
Looking east on I Street at South Capitol, where Novel is now dominating at left.
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May 19, 2019 -
The project's east side, where the second phase is well along and could open by the end of 2019.
April 14, 2018 - The view from the Southeast Freeway into the neighborhood has changed considerably as well.
Feb. 11, 2007 - Looking down the north side of I Street from South Capitol, in the neighborhood's old days.
November 3, 2019
- And the current view of the same location, minus Golden Arches (waaah!).
Jan. 12, 2012 -
One of my favorite shots, showing the site as seen from 1015 Half Street
, a few months before the McDonald's was renovated. At right is part of the operations for the Capitol Power Plant (the lovely smokestacked building just on the other side of the Southeast Freeway).
An early 2016 rendering showing the entrance to the project.
A site plan showing both the layout of the ground floor and the two phases of the project, with a potential second phase of 170 rental units, or condos, or perhaps a hotel.
Aug. 14, 2005 - The pre-renovation version of this McDonald's.
Nov. 11, 2012 - .... And as the renovation was finishing up in late 2012.