Sold Out: First Major Townhome Development by the Ballpark

by Will Smith

One of Capitol Riverfront’s most recognized new projects, Capitol Quarter, has officially sold out. Capitol Quarter is a seven-block development of colorful townhomes near Nationals Park. Centered around K and 4th SE (map), the project includes 77 market-rate and 36 workforce homes. (Workforce homes are the housing tier between low income and market rate units. In order to qualify, the household income must be 80-120 percent of the area median income.) Capitol Quarter started delivering in early 2009, with buyers moving in by April.


The sell-out is actually for Phase I of Capitol Quarter. Phase II is set to break ground toward the end of this year. With 77 market-rate and 34 workforce homes, it will be about the same size as Phase I. It will also include nine 24-foot-wide corner homes, a model type that wasn’t available in Phase I but which developer EYA thinks will be very popular.

“The rooftops of those units will have some of the best views in the area,” EYA vice president of sales and marketing Preston Innerst told UrbanTurf.

EYA plans to begin sales of Phase II properties this summer, with the first move-ins occurring next spring or summer. Innerst estimates that once both phases are complete, Capitol Quarter will have brought about 600 new residents to the ballpark area, a sizable contribution given that the neighborhood’s entire population currently stands at about 2,700.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/sold_out_first_major_townhome_development_by_the_ballpark/1931


  1. Martin said at 2:19 pm on Thursday April 1, 2010:

    Does anyone know what the actual income range is for workforce housing?

  1. tim said at 6:29 pm on Thursday April 1, 2010:

    the photo you are showing is of Harrison Square - I can see 2020 12th Street NW in the background…
    and the actual income range for workforce housing depends on what zip code you live in - since its based on a percentage of the average income in the zip code… in 20009 a few years back couples whose income (together) was around 95 grand could qualify…
    I would suspect in the ballpark neighborhood the number would be lower…

  1. Will Smith said at 9:30 am on Friday April 2, 2010:


    Thanks for catching that. We’ve corrected the photo.

    Publisher, UrbanTurf

  1. former Georgetowner said at 10:28 am on Friday April 2, 2010:

    re: the workfroce housing.  I put my name down for the lottery but ended up taking it out.  I think at the time I was making $95K, and since I was single I qualified.

    I gotta tell you that when I got details about the workforce housing, it left a bad taste in my mouth.  I don’t remember the exact numbers, but I think that if you win, you’re supposed to hand them a check for $15K.  Again not a big deal, but when I asked them about delivery dates, they were a bit vague.  They said, well the delivery is supposed to be x but we’re running a year and a half late.  They wouldn’t give a completion date.  And they didn’t give a reason for why they were late.

    So that got me all weirded out. Maybe that’s normal for new construction, but I wasn’t comfortable handing over a large check to a company that was running late on delivering units for no good reason.  Also, if they went bankrupt (I know it’s a small chance), your money’s gone.

    And then there’s the nickel and diming that they did.  I think they had 2 kinds of units at the time, one going for $350K or $375K and one going for $450K.  But what really annoyed me was the fact that if you wanted to get halfway decent finishes (like a grade above linoleum floors in the kitchen), then you have to pay a ton of money.  And in fact, they didn’t even include certain appliances.  I’m not sure about the kitchen appliances, but for example, washers and dryers weren’t included in the price and you had to pay extra for that.

    Like I said, all in all, the fine print left a bad taste in my mouth.

  1. Fate said at 11:09 am on Friday April 2, 2010:

    How does a single man making $95k qualify? I wonder what the average salary is for a seasoned teacher, firefighter, police officier, social worker is? Thats who these homes were meant for, right?

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