Sunday morning brought a confluence of a clear calendar, clear skies, and a sort-of-unexpected desire to "get back to work," such as it is, so I took a long walk to get the JDLand camera caught up with the goings-on in the neighborhood. Here's the rundown:
The biggest news (for me, anyway) is that at last the 99 M office building
project has peeked up above ground-level. Also worth getting excited about is seeing the structural steel going up for the new DC Water headquarters
along the banks of the Anacostia.
There's digging underway (or about to be) in multiple locations, and the camera peeked past the fences to check out the holes. In order, may I present the current state of: the former McDonald's site at 2 I Street
(where a 380-unit apartment building will rise), the Yards Parcel O
site at 4th and Tingey (where a joint condo/apartment project has been slooowly underway thanks to the need to dig very carefully when it's an old munitions site), the mixed-income Capper apartment building
at 3rd and L, and the JBG West Half
residential project directly north of Nats Park.
(I missed the hole at South Capitol and M where the new NAB headquarters
and the 10 Van residential building will rise, but it probably doesn't look all that much different from this
Then there's the Half Street Hole
, where work does appear to be underway, but since excavation was done in 2007, it's kind of hard to tell what's new (I should have gone up to the Hampton Inn roof). Finally, there's the lot at Half and L where fences recently went up around the site that will be Phase II of the Parc Riverside
apartment building, but while some dirt has been turned, heavy equipment isn't quite yet on site.
So, if you are counting, that is eight additional projects that will rise out of the ground in the coming year or so, along with the four others that are already above ground but not done.
: Vertical construction has been finished for a while at the residential building 1221 Van
just north of the ballpark, but exterior work has progressed since I last wandered by. And ditto for the District Winery
building at 4th and Water.
* ONWARD: Some additional catching up.
And there are going to be lots of other "for the historical record" photos that have been needed to be taken for some months added to various project pages in coming days. Just click around from the main map
--you'll never know what you might find.
Coming Soon, a Coming Soon post.