1,900 Units Down, 1,900 to Go: The Status of the South Capitol Street Pipeline

  • March 2nd 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Since the last time UrbanTurf took a look at the South Capitol Street corridor, over 1,900 residential units have delivered across six projects — and there are still plenty of more residences to come. 

Below, we revisit the residential pipeline just east of South Capitol between I-695 and the Anacostia Riverfront.

In case you missed them, here are other neighborhoods we have covered this year:

CSX East

Construction work is ongoing for the hotel portion of a three-building development on the nearly 11-acre CSX property just south of 695. The first phase will be a 225-room AC Marriott above retail at 861 New Jersey Avenue SE (map), followed by a pair of by-right residential buildings with 214 and 542 respective units and additional retail. The buildings will share a below-grade garage and will also be connected by bridges on the second floor, and the site will include two dog parks. The residential buildings will also have a second bridge at the roof level with a glass floor. Greystar and JP Morgan are the developers and R2L:Architects is the designer.

1000 South Capitol

Foundation work is underway for a 13-story, 244-unit building on the former Parking Lot K site at 1000 South Capitol Street SE (map). The building will have 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, a rooftop pool deck, and 225 garage parking spaces across two below-grade levels. There will be two inclusionary zoning (IZ) units for households earning up to 80% and up to 120% of area median income (AMI). Lerner Enterprises is the developer, Shalom Baranes is the architect and Cecconi Simone is the interior designer.


The first half of the Crossing development (and its 410 units) delivered last fall, and the second half is expected to deliver in December. The 13-story-plus-penthouse Tishman Speyer development at 88 K Street SE (map) has another 408 apartments and 15,130 square feet of retail in the works. Amenities include a spa suite, music and production studios, and a rooftop infinity pool. Handel Architects is the designer and Clodagh Design is responsible for the interiors.

Meridian On First

This is another two-phase, half-completed project, having delivered its first 273 units at 1000 First Street SE (map) last year. The second phase will have 272 units. Paradigm Development is the developer and Architects Collaborative is the designer.

Kennedy on L

Sales are underway and move-ins will begin this spring on the 74 condo units at 37 L Street SE (map). The 11-story development is courtesy of Greysteel and DBT Development and designed by Bonstra|Haresign. Amenities will include a lounge with bar, a dog wash and a rooftop terrace with fire pits, and there will also be 30 below-grade parking spaces. 

CODA on Half

Over at the former WMATA Navy Yard Chiller Site at 41 L Streets SE (map), 171 condos and 4,646 square feet of retail could deliver by the end of the year. Eleven of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 80% of AMI, and there will also be 59 below-grade parking spaces. MRP Realty, May Riegler, and Kruger Real Estate are the developers. 

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/1900-units-down-1900-to-go-the-status-of-the-south-capitol-street-pipeline/17947.

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