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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$2,600,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
10
Beds
10
Baths
1,312
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
240
Days on Site
DCDC2053754
MLS
6 unit building condo conversion with units just about completed. The main level has two 2BR/2BA dulplex units. The 2nd level has two 1BR/1BA units. The top level has two 2BR/2BA duplex units....
Open 2/4
1128 8th St NE Washington,  DC 20002
$1,049,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC2082096
MLS
The perfect home in the perfect location! Nestled between Whole Foods and Trader Joes and just steps to Union Market, the Redline Metro, or H Street. Beautifully restored Classic DC Row Home. All the...
Open 2/5
215 I St NE #1B Washington,  DC 20002
$1,045,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1874
Year Built
63
Days on Site
DCDC2076734
MLS
PRICE SLASHED 55K ! SELLER SAYS SELL Welcome to Landmark Lofts. This 44-unit luxury condominium complex is in an 1874 historic building renovated in 2007 by Abdo. This expansive 2 bedroom/2 bath unit...
$999,900
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,372
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
237
Days on Site
DCDC2010554
MLS
Fully renovation will be finished within 6-9 months. "AS-IS" condition.
Open 2/4
406 K St NE Washington,  DC 20002
$999,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,736
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
9
Days on Site
DCDC2081368
MLS
Stunning end unit rowhome with rear parking nestled between Union Market, H Street and Capitol Hill with easy access to metro. This two bed plus den, two and one half bath offers tall ceilings, open...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,710
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
32
Days on Site
DCDC2078312
MLS
This home checks off everything you desire. Let's start with the front porch, Its perfect for sitting out with friends and catching a seasonal breeze, it offers the perfect space for patio furniture....
$900,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
260
Days on Site
DCDC2049200
MLS
No description available...
$899,999
Neighborhood: Trinidad
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,638
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
126
Days on Site
DCDC2069546
MLS
Welcome to 1249 Morse! This beautiful semi-detached home offers fresh updates with some traditional finishing that makes it a true DC home. This home is complimented by off street parking in the...
$899,900
Neighborhood: None Available
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,750
Sq.Ft.
1921
Year Built
119
Days on Site
DCDC2070342
MLS
New Construction Condo | 2 Bed | 1 Den | 2.5 Bath | 1 Parking Space | Private Patio | Building: Boutique Condo, 2 Units | Units: Open Layout, 9 Ft. Ceilings, Large Windows w/ Lots of Natural Light,...
Open 2/4
916 12th St NE #2 Washington,  DC 20002
$899,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,678
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC2081170
MLS
Incredible new townhouse condo in one of the hottest neighborhoods in DC. Enter through the private entrance to your home with soaring 9 foot ceilings and oversized windows flooding the space with...
$895,000
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
1,492
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
401
Days on Site
DCDC2026852
MLS
Fantastic H Street Corridor development opportunity perfectly situated between Union Market/Gallaudet University and the H Street Corridor! This stately Victorian rowhouse is ideal for two-unit condo...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Brentwood
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
449
Days on Site
DCDC2020448
MLS
Revitalized neighborhood, Condos being built, SOLD AS IS
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market

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