Neighborhood Spotlight: Development in NoMa & Union Market
This February, WDCEP’s Map of the Month focuses on the NoMA and Union Market areas of Washington, DC
As Washington, DC development continues its eastward momentum, areas such as NoMa and Union Market are evolving into new mixed-use neighborhoods.
In recent years, developers have focused on building residential product in close proximity to the Red Line’s NoMa- Gallaudet U. Metrorail Station. Since 2010, 2,810 units have been delivered and nearly 98% of the units were located west of the Metrorail and railroad tracks.
Union Market District has the potential for eight million square feet of redevelopment.
The 45-acre Union Market District is an industrial area that has the potential for eight million square feet of redevelopment.
In addition to the pipeline projects mentioned above, the Uline Arena is currently under construction (anticipated 4Q 2016 delivery) and will be the new home for a 51,000 sq. ft. flagship REI.
Land in Union Market and NoMA
There are numerous landowners with Douglas Development, EDENS, Gallaudet University, JBG, and Trammell Crow being among the major stakeholders. Within and immediately south of the Union Market District, there are seven development projects representing 338 hotel rooms, 1,600 residential units, and 90,000 sq. ft. of retail space, anticipated to start construction in the next 18 months.