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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.

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

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