Florida Avenue Market: Preservation vs. Growth

Union Market

Once an industrial district and later home to dozens of wholesale supply stores, Florida Avenue Market is now being transformed into trendy apartments and a true shopping destination by developers eager to construct new condos, apartments and office space in the area. Future plans could be impacted, however, by a group advocates who hope to preserve the area’s architecture before it’s changed forever.

Located between New York and Florida Avenues NE, the focus is on the remaining warehouses that dot the area. Advocates maintain the buildings represent the history of DC’s industrial era, one that is quietly disappearing from an area not especially known for housing a lot of industry. Not only do advocates want the Depression-era structures included in the developers’ overall plans for the area, but also they want to designate a number of properties as part of an historic district, thereby barring possible demolition plans.

In 2012 a developer opened up new cafes and restaurants in Union Market, at once creating a foodie destination in the area. Other plans already underway include adding a Latin marketplace, plus crews have begun plotting a hotel and other projects. If the Historic Preservation Review Board either fully or partially agrees to the need to preserve the existing warehouses it could potentially alter future plans.

The DC area already boasts more than 50 Historic Districts, requiring private property owners to follow more strict regulations when it comes to making improvements or changes to their properties. A designation could also likely impact the remaining merchants in the market who have either already been told they have to leave or are waiting on word from their building owners.

As both developers and neighborhood preservationists await word there seems to be no dispute that the Florida Avenue Market is valuable real estate. It’s less than a mile from trendy H Street NE and just a half-mile away from a busy Metro station.

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$2,600,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,769
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
60
Days on Site
DCDC2138016
MLS
$2,000,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,688
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
55
Days on Site
DCDC2138148
MLS
$1,595,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,350
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
69
Days on Site
DCDC2136032
MLS
$1,449,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,938
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
44
Days on Site
DCDC2131666
MLS
$1,300,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.05
Acres
1880
Year Built
16
Days on Site
DCDC2143156
MLS
$1,299,000
Neighborhood: Atlas District
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,794
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
36
Days on Site
DCDC2127748
MLS
$1,199,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,176
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
56
Days on Site
DCDC2138290
MLS
$1,149,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,963
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
29
Days on Site
DCDC2116000
MLS
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,160
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
236
Days on Site
DCDC2117206
MLS
$1,019,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,963
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
173
Days on Site
DCDC2115996
MLS
$1,000,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,542
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
106
Days on Site
DCDC2131124
MLS
$1,000,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,710
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
20
Days on Site
DCDC2144076
MLS
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market

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