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.

Condos and Homes For Sale Near Florida Avenue Market

Condos For Sale Near Union Market

62 Properties
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$3,500,000
Subdivision: H Street Corridor
23
Beds
10F31/2
Baths
11,922
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
65
Days on Site
DCDC2015930
MLS
AMAZING opportunity on H st, one of the most sought after streets/neighborhoods within The District to build 9 residential units and about 4,000 sq ft office/retail for a gross sq footage of 11,922 &...
$1,500,000
Subdivision: Old City #1
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,449
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
65
Days on Site
DCDC2012734
MLS
Potential development site comprising 2 lots and a total 4,484 SF land area, zoned RF-1. Front portion of the lot includes an existing townhouse, which is unoccupied. Rear portion of the lot is...
$1,249,000
Subdivision: Old City #1
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,744
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
132
Days on Site
DCDC2002088
MLS
End Unit Row House on a quite tree lined street , this row home is Ideally located just few blocks from H St corridor, Union Market , metro , Wholefoods , Union station . restaurants, coffee...
$1,049,900
Subdivision: H Street Corridor
3
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
3,000
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC2006012
MLS
The best of city living right outside your front door! Located in the heart of NoMA and H Street Corridor combines convenience with an abundance of living space. This freshly painted spacious four...
$999,900
Subdivision: Old City #1
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,372
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
98
Days on Site
DCDC2010554
MLS
Fully renovation will be finished within 6-9 months. "AS-IS" condition.
$965,000
Subdivision: Trinidad
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,806
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
12
Days on Site
DCDC2021926
MLS
Just minutes away from the US Capitol Building this solid brick home stands beautiful in the middle of the block. This will sale fast!! Bring your highest and best offers! A home on a smaller lot...
$920,000
Subdivision: Trinidad
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,941
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
69
Days on Site
DCDC2014770
MLS
Perfectly located between the vibrant H Street Corridor and Union Market, this four bedroom, three and half bath, 2 unit row house is just what you’re looking for. Live in the recently renovated...
$899,000
Subdivision: Old City #2
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
64
Days on Site
DCDC2016024
MLS
Incredible investment opportunity in the heart of Union Market. Complete plans approved by DDOT with issued permits. Building plans complete with pending permit issuance.
Open 12/4
1321 Staples St Washington, DC 20002
$899,000
Subdivision: Trinidad
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,860
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC2020406
MLS
Amazing beautifully renovated 3-level rowhome in pristine condition with parking and walkable to Whole Foods, Union Market, and some of the best restaurants in town. This modern abode features lots...
$875,000
Subdivision: Brentwood
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
20
Days on Site
DCDC2020448
MLS
Revitalized neighborhood, Condos being built, SOLD AS IS
$860,000
Subdivision: Trinidad
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,698
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
90
Days on Site
DCDC2011732
MLS
The owner is working to get permit for 2 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom units.
$849,900
Subdivision: Trinidad
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,326
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
183
Days on Site
DCDC524668
MLS
Developers special! Here’s a chance to become part of the DC history by developing this end unit row home into a 2 unit condo building. This project is getting fully approved, shovel ready, and...
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market

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