Hotels, A Public Park and The 1,400 Units In The Works For Union Market

  • May 15th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Nearly 1,400 residential units are on the boards around Union Market, about the same number that have delivered in the area over the past two years. In addition to the new residences, there is a hotel in the works, as well as potentially a new public park

Below, UrbanTurf takes a look at what remains in the residential pipeline for Union Market. If we missed a project, shoot us an email at editor(at)urbanturf.com. 

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods UrbanTurf has covered thus far this year:


1331 5th Street NE

Gallaudet University and JBG SMITH have plans in the works for what might be the largest new residential development to date in the Union Market area. 

A second-stage planned unit development (PUD) filed with the DC Zoning Commission in 2022 outlines plans for a 120-foot, 647-unit residential development at 1331 5th Street NE (map) behind Union Market. The 650-unit development, designed by Selldorf Architects, will have 33,500 square feet of retail space and approximately 345 parking spaces. About 10% of the residential units will be set aside for renters earning no more than 50% or 80% of median family income. 

The plan for Parcel 4 is part of Gallaudet and JBG SMITH's larger vision to deliver over 450,000 square feet of office and administrative space, 129,000 square feet of retail, and up to 1,769 residential units on either side of 6th Street between Morse Street and Neal Place NE (map)


Quincy Lane

Move-ins continue at the Quincy Lane development, led by JBG SMITH and LCOR. At 1625 Eckington (map), 179 condos have delivered with prices starting in the $300s. At City Homes (map), there are 45 stacked duplexes, developed by Grosvenor Americas. The units are a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms and each has private outdoor space; Cecconi Simone did the interior design and KTGY Architecture is the building architect. McWilliams|Ballard is administering sales.

A rendering of the Flatiron development. 

The Flatiron

An affordable development on the boards near Union Market has a design that is reminiscent of one of New York's most iconic buildings. The 12-story, 115-unit affordable development at 301 Florida Avenue NE (map) from a development team that includes The NRP Group and Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, was designed by PGN Architects in the style of New York's Flatiron building. 

The units in the mixed-use rental building will be affordable to income levels at 30% and 50% area median income (AMI). The new building will have 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and amenities on the second floor including a toddler room, a library/computer lab and a gym.

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Margarite is a luxury 260-apartment property (map) that is now leasing. Resembling the shell of an oyster, the building’s masonry acts as a protective layer around an inner glass façade, which cradles Neal Place Park, a new community park created by Grosvenor. Amenities include a private third floor garden with lounge seating and park views, as well as a rooftop terrace featuring a club room, chef’s kitchen, grilling stations, fire pits and lounge seating. There is also a fitness center with Peloton Bikes and a private yoga studio; a library, lounge and co-working space; and a pet spa.


Penn and 4th

EDENS has not one, but two new residential buildings on the boards for the Union Market area. Penn and 4th is a two-building residential development that will take the place of the Motel 6 building and Maurice Electric parking lot just off of New York Avenue (map). The buildings -- named 4th and Penn -- are designed by HKS Architects and Michael Marshall Design, respectively. There will be a total of 375 apartments, as well as 190 below-grade parking spaces and approximately 30,000 square feet of retail. Approximately 13% of the units will be affordable. 

One of the more interesting aspects is the activated alley space that bisects the new development. Designed by David Rubin Land Collective, this paseo running from 4th to 5th Street NE will provide a neighborhood retail experience within the development. Retail will also flank 4th, 5th and Penn Streets. 

An aerial look at where the new hotel would be located. 

1271 5th Street NE

EDENS filed an application for a map amendment at 1271 5th Street NE (map) earlier this year that would help make way for a new boutique hotel. 

The map amendment was filed to work in conjunction with a proposal filed by EDENS in 2023 for the four-story hotel at the 5th Street site. The upper three levels and penthouse of the new project would house hotel rooms, while the ground floor would include the lobby, as well as potentially a restaurant or other commercial, retail, and/or service uses.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/hotels_a_public_park_and_1400_units_on_union_market/22307.

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