Curbed readers, does it seem like the entirety of D.C. is under construction? Who needs a skyline when we have tower cranes and still more tower cranes! We've noted a particularly high volume of hard hats in the central part of the city, namely the Shaw, Mt. Vernon Square and NoMa neighborhoods. We think we've found all the construction (and a little destruction) in the area and we've put together this handy map of upcoming developments. All of the photos included in the map unless otherwise noted are by Gerry Suchy.Read More
So Many Construction Sites in D.C.'s Central Neighborhoods!
City Market at O Street
This hip apartment complex and fresh food hub at 9th & O has just opened their leasing office this week. While there's certainly a fair amount of construction left prior to their fall opening (note: no windows yet), they are taking appointment on site.
While there are still a lot of question marks as to who will occupy the retail spaces in this massive development, their construction certainly seems to have entered the latter stages. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
One of D.C.'s highly anticipated hotels (and CityCenter DC's neighbor) will finish up in 2014. That said, some of the finishing touches (brick and windows) have started to appear on the building's exterior. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
Jefferson at Market Place
This upscale apartment complex (with parking!) will be able to take advantage of the retail and grocery options at nearby City Market at O while still boasting its own rooftop pool. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
The website hasn't revealed much in the way of information about the complex yet, but the residents' proximity to The Passenger, the K Street Busboys & Poets and the nearby Safeway will be enviable come 2014.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Right across from the wreckage of the old NPR building, a new office building is popping up: this one for the Association of American Medical Colleges. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
Howard University Residence Halls
There have been conflicting reports as to the financial state of Howard University, but the construction on two residence halls (that started last year) continues to progress. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
Elevation at Washington Gateway
This enormous project at one of the city's busiest intersections also promises a 2014 opening and boasts great views of the city. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
2 M Street NE
What will set the apartments at 2 M Street NE apart from its neighbors is its dedication to becoming an environmentally friendly building. In particular, their plans boast water conservation: 750,000 gallons per year. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
Hyatt Place Hotel
Thank you commenters for telling us that this is the future site of the Hyatt Place Hotel, 200-room hotel that should arrive in mid-2014. We should also update our upcoming hotels, map! Photo by Gerry Suchy.
Future Walmart Site
The future of this Walmart-anchored project is tenuous since the large retailer is threatening to pull out if Mayor Vince Gray signs the Living Wage bill into law. Photo by David Gaines.
Former NPR Headquarters
Okay, so now it's not even this picture of wrecking ball fury. Yes, it's a hole in the ground. We're leaving it on here for the time being as we wait for the next move. Photo by Gerry Suchy.
There's yet another apartment building immediately next to M.Flats. The Lyric is pretty close to completion and the 234 new apartments are due later this year. Photo by Rey Lopez.
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Phase II
You can see the Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle in the background here as they are still hard at work on this building by I-395. Photo by Rey Lopez.
The SeVerna II
The second phase of the SeVerna will be 9 stories high and had have 133 units of mixed-income housing. Photo by Rey Lopez
2nd & I Street NE
This big hole across from Senate Square on 2nd Street between I & H now has a tower crane and is this iteration of the map's mystery project. Photo by Rey Lopez