The Latest on Kendall Row (AKA Capitol Hill Oasis)
An early rendering of the Capitol Hill Oasis (from its now defunct website)
They've been in the works for years, but it looks like the four story townhomes at 921 12th Street are finally ready to show. The price tag is $1.1 million each. That gets you five bedrooms, five full baths, and a finished basement with recreational space. You can take a virtual tour here, or check out the listing here.
I've been inside 1228, and it looks far more appealing to me than these photos of Kendall Row. Both have a more modern look inside, but where 1228 has personality and some high-end features, Kendall Row has carpeting, and fixtures/details that look cheap/blah. Part of that is likely due to the project's troubled past, which I hope to write about soon. For now, catch up on past coverage from the archives.
Please note that there were, at one point, plans to build additional townhomes.
I'm told the condos in the alley are still coming, but I think the access plan may have changed. That adjacent property was Jimmy's Tire, but is now a vacant lot slated to become housing.
So, Kendall Row is Apparently D.C.'s Biggest Train Wreck (Curbed 10/9/2013)
Housing Complex Gives a Capitol Hill Oasis Update (4/24/2013)
Long-Stalled Capitol Hill Oasis Project Moves Forward (Urban Turf 4/23/2013)
Work Resumes on Troubled Capitol Hill Oasis (Housing Complex 4/23/2013)
What is Going on at Capitol Hill Oasis? (4/22/2013)
Whoops! More Buffoonery at Capitol Hill Oasis (10/21/2010)
Capitol Hill Oasis on the Auction Block (9/20/2010)
Inexplicably, Capitol Hill Oasis Starts Phase II (9/19/2010)
Phase II Underway at Capitol Hill Oasis (DCMUD 9/17/2010)
Prefab Row Homes in DC? Welcome to Capitol Hill Oasis (Urban Turf 12/22/2009)
Autoparts on Florida, and a Look at an Intersection (12/2/2009)
Investigators Determine Tire Shop Fire Was Accidental (1/28/2008)
Massive Fire Guts Jimmy's Tire (1/21/2008)
Collapse @Jimmy's Tire (12/30/2007)
Gearing Up @ 12th & Florida (9/20/2007)
Construction to Watch (6/21/2007)
New Townhome/Condo Project Breaks Ground in SoFlo (DCMUD 10/15/2006)
Condos in 900 Block of 12th Street (1/26/2006)
Negro League Legends Hall of Fame? (12/31/2004)
[The original plans for the site called for this museum to be constructed along side the Capitol Hill Oasis townhomes & condos. The museum held a groundbreaking at the 12th street site, but was ultimately built in Lanham, MD]
A ceremonial resolution from the DC Council recognizing the NLLHOF (10/5/2004, scroll down past Keely Thompson resolution)
Honoring baseball greats: New NE museum to showcase Negro League (The Common Denominator 8/23/2004)
Ground Breaking Negro League Legends Hall of Fame & Museum (press release 7/26/2004)
New Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame (NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show 1/13/2004)
Here's the earliest reference I can find to plans for a NLLHOF in NE DC.