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Factory 202 - The Yards

Initial plans to adapt the old Navy Gun Assembly Building into a 271-unit condo building fizzled
Forest City marketed the building in fall 2015 to see about a potential sale

In the Pipeline
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/DC Water site
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
Thompson Hotel ('20)
West Half ('19)
Novel South Capitol ('19)
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)
Factory 202 (the splashy new name for what's been known as the Gun Assembly Building or Broadside Mount Shop or Building 202) was originally built in 1941. Initial plans called for it to be co-developed by Forest City and PN Hoffman as a 271-unit condo building, with two floors added on top, but that fell through. (3/07)
  Oct. 29, 2015 - A closer view of the building's south front.
  Oct. 29, 2015 - Inside the 215,000-sq-ft building's huge atrium, looking up at the roof. From a fall 2015 tour of the building's interior.
  Oct. 29, 2015 - On each side of the atrium there are three floors of long open spaces with exposed brick and industrial windows, which could entice a developer interested in an extensive renovation. From a fall 2015 tour of the building's interior.
Two views of what the renovations of Factory 202 may look like, specifically showing the two floors added to the roof and the glass-enclosed atrium inside the building.
The eastern side of Building 202 finally came into view from M Street east of Fifth in summer 2008, when a hole was punched in the historic brick wall to make way for the eventual 5 1/2 Street, SE. Building 74, at left will eventually be redeveloped into townhouses. (8/24/08)
Building 202, facing M Street. (10/03)
Although the Federal Protective Services has now moved out of Building 202, some evidence remains. (10/29/08)
A closeup of the northeast corner of the building, just inside the M Street brick wall. (10/29/08)
  Oct. 29, 2015 - The catwalk on the building's south end, above the massive crane that still hangs near the ceiling. From a fall 2015 tour of the building's interior.
  Oct. 29, 2015 - The roof, looking south toward the chimneys of the Navy Yard's power plant. Additional floors could be built here, albeit while retaining the sloped atrium roof structure (though it could be skylighted). From a fall 2015 tour of the building's interior.
Building 202 (right) as seen from the roof of the old Capper Seniors building just before it was demolished. (11/1/07)
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