Union Market

Savor the diversity and energy of the historic Union Market district. Here, a wide variety of multicultural and socio-economic groups converge in the spirit of creativity, entrepreneurship, and love of food.

Union Market is quickly returning to its roots as a powerful economic engine, a culinary destination, a place for launching and scaling businesses, and in the process, transforming the flourishing, creative urban fabric of DC.

Development Underway

  •  1270 4th Street, NE: EDENS will deliver 432 apartments and 29,000 SF of retail space, anchored by a Latin market (home to 14 retailers & restaurants), in Q1 2019.
  • Highline at Union Market: Level 2 Development will deliver 317 apartments & 9,000 SF of retail in Q1 2019.


  • 144,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 45,900 average daily traffic count (New York Ave., NE)
  • Detailed demographics 

Historic District + Streetscape Guidelines

The central spine of the market was designated a historic district in 2016 which will ensure the
unique character of the market moving forward. In addition, the streetscape guidelines will ensure its distinct commercial & industrial character, while incorporating new uses for all users.

$82.4 Million TIF

The DC government has authorized up to $82.4 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to support infrastructure upgrades and retail parking in the Union Market district.

4.5M SF Development Pipeline

  •  Market Terminal (1,100 residential units, 435,000 SF of office, 53,000 SF of retail)
  • 500 Penn Street (299 residential units, 23,000 SF of retail)
  • 1300 4th Street (132 residential units & 12,000 SF of retail)
  • 500–530 Morse Street (280 residential units & 20,000 SF or retail)
  • 3 hotels, including a MOB Hotel & Virgin Hotel
  • As part of its 2022 Campus Plan, Gallaudet University is planning for 1.5 million SF of mixed-use development on four parcels along 6th Street, NE including 135,000 SF of retail and 1,800 residential units, along with education and office uses.

Notable Retail Openings

  • Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Pluma (café & bakery)
  • O-Ku (Japanese restaurant)
  • Politics & Prose (bookstore)
  • Shelter (jewelry)
  • Shouk (Israeli street food)
  • St. Anselm (American tavern)
  • Trader Joe’s
  • The Village Café

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