The plans for a new two-building residential project at Union Market got a big thumbs up this week.
The DC Zoning Commission approved plans on Monday for Penn and 4th, 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 Marshal Design, respectively, and will be developed by EDENS. There will be a total of approximately 350 apartments and 25 lodging units, as well as 162 below-grade parking spaces and approximately 30,000 square feet of retail. Approximately 15% 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.
“We’re thrilled to have full support of the local community, the office of planning and the zoning commission. Union Market District is more than just a project for us, it’s an opportunity to create great places that bring people together,” said Bill Caldwell, Chief Development Officer for EDENS. “We are now closer to providing significant community benefits like jobs and affordable housing that will strengthen and add vibrancy to this highly engaged, fast-growing neighborhood.”
The projected completion date for the development is 2028. For a look at the other projects on the boards around Union Market, click here.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/penn_and_4th_edens_big_residential_plans_at_union_market/21759.
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