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

  • The Edison (188 apartments & 27,410 SF of retail) delivered in 2017 and is
    anchored by a 15,000 SF Trader Joe’s (2018 opening).
  • 1270 4th Street NE (432 apartments & 29,000 SF of retail) is under construction and will be anchored by a 20,000 SF Latin marketplace concept by Chef Garces in Q4 2018.
  • Highline at Union Market (317 apartments & 9,000 SF of retail) is under construction and will deliver in Q1 2019.

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.

4.4M SF Development Pipeline

  • Market Terminal (1,100 residential units, 339,000 SF of office, 270 hotel rooms,
    53,000 SF of retail)
  • 500 Penn Street (302 residential units, 23,600 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)
  • 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.

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