Union Market


UNION MARKET, A CULINARY DESTINATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER, embodies the flourishing, creative, urban fabric of DC. Having been designated as a historic district in 2016, the area maintains its character while welcoming exciting new uses thanks to updated streetscape guidelines. Several major development projects underway will deliver millions of square feet for residential, retail, educational, and office uses and bring renewed energy and activity to this northeast neighborhood.

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  • Launched in 2019, the Latin marketplace La Cosecha features 14 vendors plus community and performance space.
  • Hi-Lawn opened in 2020 as a restaurant/bar and rooftop green space offering picnic tables, lawn games, and incredible views.

New Development

  • Morse Union Market District (500-530 Morse Street NE): LCOR delivered 279 apartments, more than 20,200 SF of retail, and underground parking in 2021.
  • 400 Florida Avenue is slated to be redeveloped into a 155-room MOB hotel and 110 residential units.
  • Developed by EDENS, 1346–1348 4th Street will serve as a gateway to Union Market and will include 370–400 residential units and 34,400 SF of retail, including dedicated production/industrial makerspace.
  • Ledger Union Market (1300 4th Street NE), a 134-unit residential building with 12,000 SF of retail and parking, delivered in 2020 as a collaboration between EDENS and Toronto-based Great Gulf.

Union Market District

As part of the 8 million SF redevelopment plan, EDENS is constructing two buildings, one of which will sit atop the existing Market Building. Uses will include office, residential, and retail, including dedicated light manufacturing/distribution space, as well as a new urban plaza and 7,000 SF park, with phased deliveries in 2023 and 2025.

Market Terminal Redevelopment

  • Kettler, Carmel Partners, Carr Properties, SmithGroup, and Grosvenor Americas will develop 4.9 acres along Morse Street NE into four buildings encompassing 1.4 million gross SF.
  • Slated for 2021 delivery, Phase I will bring the 550-unit Gantry residential development (300 Morse Street) and Signal House, a 227,000 SF office building (350 Morse Street).

Gallaudet Campus Plan

As part of its 2022 Campus Plan, Gallaudet University retained JBG Companies for the master development of four parcels along 6th Street NE. Plans for the 1.5 million SF project, set to deliver in 2030, include 135,000 SF of retail, 1,800 residential units, 61,000 SF of office, and 32,000 SF of educational space.