What Will Uline Arena Eventually Look Like?

by UrbanTurf Staff

What Will Uline Arena Eventually Look Like?: Figure 1

UrbanTurf got our hands on a few more renderings of what the Uline Arena may eventually look like.

As we have reported, Douglas Development has plans to bring 50,000 square feet of retail and 150,000 square feet of office space to the unique curved structure in the 1100 block of 3rd Street NE (map) that will be renamed The Coliseum. The retail will be divided between small retailers facing 3rd Street NE and one 40,000-square foot vendor facing Delaware Avenue NE — ideally an “Eataly-like” vendor, with a market, restaurant and bar concept. As UrbanTurf readers know, the excitement surrounding an Eataly concept arriving in DC is matched by the difficulty in finding a location suitable for such an establishment.

Check out the latest renderings below.

What Will Uline Arena Eventually Look Like?: Figure 2

What Will Uline Arena Eventually Look Like?: Figure 3

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  1. Campy said at 10:20 pm on Thursday April 4, 2013:
    I am excited for this project and if they activate Delaware/2nd st with restaurants and bars I will be thrilled. I walk through there every day and the space has a lot of potential to be a hangout spot with character centrally located in the neighborhood but isolated enough to not be disruptive. My one concern is that every exciting project now seems to be hyper-focused on anchoring with a food/market tenant. I love that I now have 4 quality, walkable grocery options (3 years ago there were zero) but at what point is there saturation? This building is steeped in history from entertainment use, not food vending, and its a small shame that a deal couldn't be made to bring that back to life. That said, I think its great to see this move forward especially since we've been giving the developer grief about this space for so long.
  1. Catfish said at 10:51 pm on Thursday April 4, 2013:
    Great to see these additional images of what will no doubt be a great project. Only serious flaw is that it looks like the important 3rd and M corner will be a dead zone. Have to do better than that.
  1. Matt Latham said at 5:13 pm on Friday April 5, 2013:
    Those skies are intense. Great renderings.
  1. Col. Brentwood said at 7:47 pm on Friday April 5, 2013:
    Catfish - Do you think they are worried about pushback from the houses across the street on 3rd? I agree that there is no need for that dead zone, especially considering that there is already a liquor store on the residential corner of 3rd. Just trying to figure out why not retail there?
  1. Django Reinhart said at 1:07 pm on Saturday April 6, 2013:
    Does anyone know when there will be hearing for community input on the development? I totally agree about the corner of 3rd and M. In general, it doesn't seem like the facade has much interaction with the street, which should be a main goal of the design for a space that is located so centrally to the community. And DC needs more street-side, outdoor dining, and either 3rd & M or Delaware & M would be great locations for it!
  1. Django Reinhart said at 1:26 pm on Saturday April 6, 2013:
    Also, in keeping with the old saying, "You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been," Here is a link to a detailed history of the arena. Who knew all the lives this building has lived?! http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/dc/dc1000/dc1043/data/dc1043data.pdf
  1. David Gaines said at 1:36 am on Tuesday April 9, 2013:
    @Django Reinhart: Thanks for sharing that link! Amazing history.

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