Penn and 4th: EDENS Files Plans For Two New Residential Buildings at Union Market

  • November 17th 2022

by UrbanTurf Staff

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A rendering of Penn and 4th. Click to enlarge.

Developer EDENS has officially filed plans for two new residential buildings at Union Market.

Two months after UrbanTurf reported on the new plans, EDENS filed a planned unit development (PUD) for Penn and 4th, a two-building residential project that will take the place of the Motel 6 building and Maurice Electric parking lot just off of New York Avenue (map). 

A rendering of the alley activation. Click to enlarge.

The buildings -- named 4th and Penn -- are designed by HKS Architects and Michael Marshal 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 15% of the units will be affordable, and 3%-4% will be family-sized. 

A rendering of the 4th Street building. Click to enlarge.

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.

Perspective from Neal Place. Click to enlarge.

"The multi-functional alley provides space for both pedestrian and retail activation as well as access to underground parking and back-of-house service," zoning documents stated. "These elements create new intersections within the project, allowing retail frontage to occupy multiple new corners, and become their own destinations of activity with outdoor seating, art, lighting, and building entrances."

The site of the new development is currently zoned PDR-1 (production, distribution and repair), and the development team aims to change the zoning to MU-9A (mixed-use development) with the planned unit development. 

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