More Details on the Union Market Residential/Hotel Project

by Shilpi Paul

More Details on the Union Market Residential/Hotel Project: Figure 1
Rendering of Gateway Market Center

EDENS and Sang Oh Choi have made a few changes to the proposal for their mixed-use project adjacent to Florida Avenue Market and Union Market, reported the Washington Business Journal on Friday.

Intended as a catalyst to revitalize the entire Florida Avenue Market complex, developer EDENS and owner Choi have been putting the finishes touches on a planned unit developer (PUD) for Gateway Market Center. When we last reported on the project, they appeared to be planning about 200 apartment or hotel rooms at the space, which is located between Morse Street, Fourth Street and Florida Avenue NE (map).

The Business Journal has a bit more detail on the plans. According to the PUD application, EDENS hopes to building 170 to 216 residential units over 275,00 square feet of ground floor retail. However, the developer wants to be able to flip the residential units into a hotel, if the market looks like it would suit that.

This plan is a 130,000 square feet smaller than an earlier plan that the developer submitted in 2008. Though approved by the Zoning Commission at the time, reported the Business Journal, they had a hard time securing financing.

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  1. BrentwoodDC said at 8:37 pm on Saturday May 4, 2013:
    I'm generally supportive of new developments that bring more housing and more amenities to the district. However, I do hope that between this new development and the popularity of Union Market, that the wholesalers that currently exist along 4th and 5th street aren't pushed out. Some of them offer some really great stuff at dirt cheap prices. And they're great for anyone looking for legit ingredients to many foreign dishes!
  1. EmptyNester said at 3:52 pm on Sunday May 5, 2013:
    275K sq ft of retail? thats about 6 acres. and only 215 units above it? I think theres an error in there.
  1. hillman said at 1:34 pm on Monday May 6, 2013:
    I'm generally supportive of this, but that is one dull architectural rendering. Let's hope they can come up with something that looks less like 1970s dorm housing.
  1. George said at 4:30 pm on Monday May 6, 2013:
    *PUD = planned unit development
  1. Jacksom said at 5:06 pm on Monday May 6, 2013:
    I agree about the architecture. It would be nice to have that vacant lot developed but let’s hope the developer comes up with a better design.

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