UNION MARKET DISTRICT, A CULINARY DESTINATION
AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER, embodies the flourishing, creative, urban fabric of DC. With the interior spine designated a historic district in 2016, the area has balanced its unique character while also welcoming exciting new uses. Several major development projects underway will deliver millions of square feet for residential, retail, educational, and office uses and continue to bring energy and activity to this neighborhood in northeast DC.
quick linksUnion Market
- Union Market District hosts year- round events including fitness classes, holiday celebrations, and retail pop-ups. The neighborhood is also home to live music venue Songbyrd Music House and sister record store Byrdland Records, an Angelika Pop-Up theater, and several sites of street art.
- Hi-Lawn opened in 2020 as a restaurant/bar and rooftop green space offering picnic tables, lawn games, and incredible views.
- Launched in 2019, the Latin American marketplace La Cosecha features 14 vendors plus community and performance space.
- Union Market District boasts Michelin Guide Star restaurants Masseria and El Cielo, as well as Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurants Bidwell and Stellina Pizzeria.
- Market Terminal: Phase I of the 1.4 million SF Market Terminal development delivered in 2021, including the 550-unit Gantry apartment building (300 Morse Street) and Signal House, a 227,000 SF office building (350 Morse Street).
- Morse (550 Morse Street): Morse delivered in 2021 with 279 apartments, 20,200 SF of retail, and underground parking.
- 400 Florida Avenue NE is being redeveloped into a 144-room MOB Hotel and 110 residential units.
- Gallaudet Campus Plan: Gallaudet University and JBG Companies will redevelop four parcels along 6th Street NE
into 1.5 million SF of mixed-use development, including academic, office, residential, and retail uses.
New Restaurants + Retail (2021-22 Openings)
- District Tattoo (tattoo shop)
- Framebridge (custom framing)
- Grace Loves Lace (wedding dresses)
- Herman Miller (furniture)
- Lunas de Buenos Aires (Argentine street food)
- Scotch & Soda (clothing)
- Somewhere (sneakers)
- Warby Parker (eyeware)