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New York Developer Proposes Hotel/Apartment Project at Union Market

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Rendering of planned development at 400 Florida Avenue NE.

Add one more development to the growing list of new projects coming to Union Market.

Plans were filed on Thursday by New York-based Ranger Properties for a new development at 400 Florida Avenue NE (map) that would include a 164-room hotel and a 110-unit apartment building. The two components of the development, designed by SK+I Architecture, would be located adjacent to one another fronting Florida Avenue.

The hotel portion of the project will be operated by MOB Hotels, a Paris company described as “an affordable, social and intellectually-stimulating hotel brand that attracts an artistic and cultural network of individuals oriented in and around a dynamic casual bar and restaurant.” The hotel will house a library, a live stage, an outdoor theater, and vegetable gardens on the roof.

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The new project joins a growing list of planned developments around the city that incorporate both a hotel and apartment project in the same building.

400 Florida Avenue

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_york-based_developer_proposes_hotel_apartment_project_at_union_market/11227

5 Comments

  1. Vault Dweller 111 said at 3:27 pm on Thursday May 12, 2016:

    Come on guys…

    This is pretty disappointing considering the caliber of projects that we’ve seen on the drawing boards thus far for Union Market.  It looks like a sad old tired office building in NoMa, and it hasn’t even been built yet!

    ZC Please send this back to the drawing boards!!!

  1. anderlank said at 5:25 pm on Thursday May 12, 2016:

    I have to agree.  The red brick and raised arcade on the east wing are particularly reminiscent of early 80s office buildings in DC. On this corridor, in this neighborhood, there is so much potential for this project to make a defining statement.

  1. Eponymous said at 8:24 pm on Thursday May 12, 2016:

    This is maybe the ugliest proposed development I’ve ever seen in this city. And that is REALLY saying something.

    I guess everything is nor better in NY, huh?

  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 10:46 am on Tuesday May 17, 2016:

    The design shown here is shockingly drab, and I use the term “shockingly” literally. Please, someone, stop this from happening.

  1. DC Native said at 2:42 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2016:

    I am really upset by this horrid architectural design. How boring! You’d think that architects these days had learned something since the 70s and 80s. This area of DC is perfect for bold and aggressive design. PLEASE CHANGE THE DESIGN!!!! Don’t let our neighborhood languish in this crappy design for the next 100 years.

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