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.
TOP LOCAL INDUSTRIES
55,234 Total Area Employment
- Public Administration: 33%
- Educational Services: 11%
- Professional, Scientiﬁc, & Technical Services: 8%
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.
5.5M SF OF DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE
- 930+ residential units & 66,500 SF of retail have already been built since 2017.
- 960 residential units, 214,000 SF of office, and 68,800 SF of retail were under construction as of December 2019.
- 3,000+ residential units, 500,000 SF of office, and 200,000+ SF of retail are in the pipeline.
- As part of its 2022 Campus Plan, Gallaudet University is planning for 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 IN 2018-2019
- Blue Bottle Coffee
- Coconut Club (island-theme restaurant)
- La Cosecha (Latin market)
- Last Call (bar)
- Politics & Prose (bookstore)
- Shelter (jewelry)
- Anselm (American tavern)
- Stellina Pizzeria
- Trader Joe’s
- The Village Cafe