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

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$2,850,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,750
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
26
Days on Site
DCDC2044620
MLS
Welcome to 816 H St NE! This Award Winning home will exceed your expectations, truly a one of a kind property for the most discerning buyers. Only the original facade from this 1910 Victorian row...
$2,800,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
23
Beds
10F31/2
Baths
0.08
Acres
1973
Year Built
75
Days on Site
DCDC2039602
MLS
JUST REDUCED**Amazing development opportunity on sizzling HOT H st NE! OVER 500K in potential yearly revenue when completed, proforma available. Property will be delivered, fully permitted, for 9...
$2,000,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
1,534
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
99
Days on Site
DCDC2035420
MLS
Great Development Opportunity. Sold Strictly As-Is
$1,899,910
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,830
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
28
Days on Site
DCDC2046600
MLS
NEW PRICE! 100K reduction! Welcome to 910 8th St., NE. This property has incredible income-producing potential via a large 2 BD/2 BA Lower Level (with CoO). Offset your mortgage via traditional...
$1,224,000
Condo: None Available
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,713
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
49
Days on Site
DCDC2042214
MLS
Absolutely Gorgeous! Three level condominium w/basement located in the heart of Trinidad, is boasting with over 2,600 square feet. This 4-bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms is designed to reflect the...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,743
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
46
Days on Site
DCDC2044158
MLS
Welcome Home! This condo is located in one of the most active and trending areas in Washington, D.C! It's centered in the middle of three of the hottest entertainment spots, Ivy City, NoMa and H...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Noma
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
960
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
67
Days on Site
DCDC2040694
MLS
The full renovation will be finished within 3-6 months. "AS-IS" condition. The seller has the right to accept or reject any offer.
$1,143,000
Neighborhood: Gallaudet
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,238
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
81
Days on Site
DCDC2030850
MLS
Nestled between two of DC’s most progressive established neighborhoods, Union Market and the H Street Corridor, a quick stroll in either direction will lead you to grocery, markets, restaurants,...
$1,049,900
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
3
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
3,000
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
177
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...
$1,049,000
Condo: Old City 1
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,656
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
12
Days on Site
DCDC2048716
MLS
Open Saturday, 12-2pm and Sunday, 1-3pm. Welcome to 928 9th ST NE #1, a 3-bed, 3.5-bath modern haven set in the NoMa – H ST Corridor where design and high-end amenities collide. Newly constructed...
$999,900
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,372
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
272
Days on Site
DCDC2010554
MLS
Fully renovation will be finished within 6-9 months. "AS-IS" condition.
$999,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,016
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
19
Days on Site
DCDC2047990
MLS
Among the largest homes on popular Abbey Place, this expanded and renovated townhouse provides plenty of flexible space on a quiet tree-lined block, just around the corner from Union Market and H...
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market

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