Rendering courtesy Torti Gallas CHK.
Capper's New Community Center

The new 18,000-square-foot community center, replacing the former one at 5th and K Streets, could include a rec center, a computer lab, a gym, a game room, and meeting/classrooms. After years of delays, DCHA announced in summer 2013 that funding for the project had finally been secured, and it is expecting to deliver the community center in late 2015. In summer 2011, modular classrooms for the Capitol Hill Day School were installed as swing space during the school's renovation of its Dent School building.

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Architect: Torti Gallas
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The old Capper Community Center, on 5th Street between K and L, in September 2006. (09/06)


The same spot, all gone. (3/22/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.


A rendering from early in the planning of what the new community center could look like as seen from 5th Street
(with the Marines' parking garage in the background). When completed, the community center will have 18,000 sq ft of space.



The northwest corner of the old community center, at 5th and K, in October 2005. (10/05)


The same spot, with the old community center long since demolished. (4/08/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



The east side of 5th Street, from L Street, in May 2003. (05/03)


The same spot. Note also Capper Seniors #1 in the background and the Marine Bachelor Enlisted Quarters parking garage at right. (4/08/12) Click to see all available photos of this location.



At left, looking north into the Community Center footprint from L Street, with demolition partially completed, in March 2007. Above, a 2007 rendering (courtesy Torti Gallas CHK) of what the new community center could look like from L Street. The new building will run the entire length of the block, from K to L Street.



At left, looking south from K Street into the community center just before its demolition was complete, in March 2007. Above, a 2007 rendering (courtesy Torti Gallas CHK) of what the new community center could look like from the same vantage point.



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