Edens’ First Union Market Residences Get Preliminary Approval

by Lark Turner

Edens' First Union Market Residences Get Preliminary Approval: Figure 1
Rendering of the Shapiro Residences

Edens’ massive residential project at Union Market received preliminary approval from the Zoning Commission on Monday night.

The plans for 1270 4th St. NE (map), now called the Shapiro Residences, include 415-510 units in the planned South building and 130-170 units in the North building, to be added later. It will also include 40,000 square feet of retail and 400-550 parking spots. The design by Shalom Baranes Associates went through several changes before moving forward with the Commission.

Edens' First Union Market Residences Get Preliminary Approval: Figure 2

Prior to giving the development final approval, commissioners asked the developers to not just build the project to LEED standards, as proposed, but to actually follow through and get the building formally certified by LEED. They also asked the applicant to be more specific about the affordable housing being offered as part of the development.

The development’s success at the Zoning Commission comes on the heels of another big approval for Edens: Its proposal to build on top of the Union Market building, about a block away from the Shapiro Residences, was approved in late March.

For UrbanTurf’s October 2014 rundown of the residences on the boards around Union Market, click here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/edens_first_union_market_residences_get_preliminary_approval_from_zoning/9818

1 Comment

  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 2:18 pm on Thursday April 30, 2015:
    Well this design certainly followed the well-trod path of starting as something interesting (if a little ungainly) and ending as something boring (if surefooted). Oh well. Not every new development should be dramatic and exciting, but can't a few of them? This seemed like one of our best possibilities, given the location and hipster nature of the perceived clientele, but it too gets filed in the "Missed Opportunities" folder. *Sigh.* There's so much extra space in DC's "Fully Realized Opportunities" folder. And what's going on with this concession to do LEED-certified?! There's no concession involved. That's the LAW as of last year, for all intents and purposes, coming from the Building Code (Green Construction Code). If the Zoning Commissioners are so ignorant that they don't realize this, they should all resign. Concessions/ "public amenities" need to be something beyond the legal requirements for a project!

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