The 1,200 Units that Delivered on South Capitol Street Over the Past Year

  • February 8th 2022

by Nena Perry-Brown

After a couple of hot years on the east side of the South Capitol Street corridor, another spate of major projects are wrapping up. By year's end, there may only be a couple of residential developments left in the pipeline.

Today, UrbanTurf takes another look at what has delivered both on and just off the corridor in the past year and what is still to come.

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

Square 695

In December, the Zoning Commission approved the design for a market-rate residential development at the site of the car wash at South Capitol Street SE and I-695 (map). Developer WC Smith has put forth a concept for a 13-story, 520-unit project designed with a sawtooth-style façade and balconies where the building abuts the highway. There will be roughly 296 parking spaces across three levels of above-grade parking, concealed along South Capitol Street by two double-height lobbies and amenity spaces on the ground and second floors.

An access road to Eye Street would create a dedicated bike lane alongside vehicular access to the building's garage, connecting a 112-space bike room on the ground floor of the building to the existing bike lane along Eye Street. There will also be two interior courtyards on the fourth floor, a penthouse pool deck, and an "architectural embellishment" housing a residential terrace at the corner of I-695 and South Capitol. STUDIOS Architecture is the designer.


Move-ins recently began for the residential portion of a three-building development on the nearly 11-acre CSX property just south of I-695 on New Jersey Avenue SE (map). The by-right development is delivering a total of 756 apartments and ground-floor retail across two buildings, connected by a shared garage and bridges on the second floor and roof (the latter with a glass floor).

There will also be a 225-room AC Marriott with retail and a rooftop restaurant. The development also includes two dog parks, two floors of co-working space, and a total of 356 parking spaces. Greystar, JP Morgan, and Concord Hospitality are on the development team and R2L:Architects is the designer.

1000 South Capitol

This 13-story, 250-unit development is expected to deliver this spring on the former Parking Lot K site at 1000 South Capitol Street SE (map). The building will include 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, a rooftop pool deck, and 225 garage parking spaces across two below-grade levels. There will also be two inclusionary zoning (IZ) units for households earning up to 80% and 120% of area median income (AMI). Lerner Enterprises is the developer, Shalom Baranes is the architect and Cecconi Simone is the interior designer.


The second phase of the Crossing development delivered in November, adding 415 apartments and 15,130 square feet of retail across 13 stories and a penthouse at 88 K Street SE (map). With the addition comes "Bond Alley", a trio of indoor and outdoor amenity bridges connecting the buildings. The new building also provides a music/production studio, a spa suite, and a roof terrace with heated infinity pool. Tishman Speyer is the developer, Handel Architects is the designer and Clodagh Design is responsible for the interiors.

Meridian On First

Following the delivery of 273 units at 1000 First Street SE (map) in 2020, another, 272-unit phase of this development is expected. The nine-story building is helmed by Paradigm Development and  designed by Architects Collaborative.

Kennedy on L

Sales are underway for the 74 condos delivering at 37 L Street SE (map), and move-ins will begin this spring. The 11-story development is designed by Bonstra|Haresign and developed by Greysteel and DBT Development. Almost half the units have private outdoor space, and amenities will include an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge, a cycle studio, and a pet washing station. Unit prices start at $449,900; there is also below-grade parking.

Coda on Half

The condo development previously slated next door at the former WMATA Navy Yard Chiller Site (map) is now going rental, and some of those 161 units will be short-term rentals. In addition to 11 units affordable to households earning up to 80% of AMI, there will also be ground-floor retail and below-grade parking. Construction will wrap up this spring, with pre-leasing expected to start in April. MRP Realty, May Riegler, and Kruger Real Estate are the developers. 

Note: This entry was added after publication.

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