Rendering of restored Little Tavern
After presenting a more industrial-style design for a proposed 270-unit development at 500 and 530 Morse Street NE (map) at the top of the year, LCOR has revised the design again for the Union Market project — most notably, to incorporate the Little Tavern building on the site.
Little Tavern was a chain of hamburger restaurants in the DC region that was founded in the 1920s. An outpost of the chain opened at 530 Morse Street with its distinctive tavern design in the 1950s. For the past several years, the Little Tavern building has been home to a Subway sandwich shop. In the new plans, the Little Tavern building will be restored to create more commercial space in the project, for a total of just over 20,000 square feet. The interior of the Tavern will be partially open to the ground floor of the adjacent new construction.
In order to make room for and emphasize the Tavern edifice, the new portion of the development will be significantly set back on both Morse and Sixth Streets, to be constructed 13 feet over the northern roof of the Tavern. The new building will have a dark metal material around the Tavern to further accentuate the more historic portion. The Tavern could potentially have neon signage as it has previously, although this will be subject to Historic Preservation Office review.
New rendering of 500 Morse Street looking north from 5th Street
Flexibility is also being sought for the varying roof heights in the new design and for relief from open court width requirements. The Zoning Commission will consider the SK + I Architectural Design Group development on June 15th.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/little_tavern_lives_on_in_lcor_union_mkt_dvlpt/12628
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The seven-bedroom home hit the market on Friday and was under contract by Sunday.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The project would replace a concrete plant and would deliver the neighborhood's first... read »
Loan recasting is a growing practice- so what is it?... read »
The 25-acre array will produce a quarter of the university's current annual energy co... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
STAY DC provides rental aid and utility payment grants to at-risk District residents ... read »
The planned 8-unit development would be located on K Street right along the Potomac R... read »
Landmark Theatres is in the final stages of negotiations that would have it operating... read »
The 12,000 square foot replica of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue went under contract last w... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro