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371 Units, Office and Retail Proposed to Replace the South Capitol Street 7-Eleven

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of the proposed development. Click to enlarge.

The Southwest DC development pipeline continues to grow, this time at perhaps the quadrant's most prominent intersection.

A JBG SMITH-led development team has applied for design review of a 130 foot-tall office/residential/retail development proposed at the northwest corner of South Capitol and M Streets SW (map). The first phase of the development, on the southern part of the site, would include 226,132 square feet of office space above 25,427 square feet of retail, while the second phase on the northern part of the site would include 371 residential units. The site currently houses surface parking and a 7-Eleven.

Rendering of the proposed development from Half and M Streets. Click to enlarge.

The development would have 403 below-grade parking spaces, 160 long-term bicycle spaces, and a pavilion on the ground level will connect the two phases. The lobby will also serve as a public cut-through from M Street to a pick-up/drop-off area. Gensler is the architect.

Rendering of office amenity at the proposed development. Click to enlarge.

An outdoor courtyard on the second floor of the residential portion would also connect to the residential lobby off L Street, and there would be ground-floor walk-up units. The project will also make a monetary contribution to the Housing Production Trust Fund in lieu of including affordable units on-site. The site's D-5 zoning does not typically require Inclusionary Zoning.

Layout of each development option. Click to enlarge.

The applicant is also asking for flexibility to convert the office use into residential, which would deliver a total of 688 units above 23,850 square feet of retail to the site; in this alternative, the parking would be reduced to 311 spaces, and there would be 142 long-term bicycle spaces. 

A zoning hearing has not been scheduled. Additional renderings of both options are below.

Correction: The article initially misidentified the location as on the northeast corner of the intersection; it is on the northwest corner. A note about the site's zoning has also been added since publication.

Rendering of the residential-only option. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the residential-only option from L Street. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the residential-only option along Half Street. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the residential-only option from Half and M Streets. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the office-and-residential option from South Capitol Street. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the residential-only option from South Capitol Street. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/371-units-office-and-retail-proposed-to-replace-the-south-capitol-street-7-/16991

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