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
119
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....
$2,000,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
1,534
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
233
Days on Site
DCDC2035420
MLS
Great Development Opportunity. Sold Strictly As-Is
$1,595,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
8
Beds
4
Baths
2,584
Sq.Ft.
1932
Year Built
13
Days on Site
DCDC2068354
MLS
Property intentionally left vacant for sale, but has otherwise had 0% vacancy - Live in one, rent the other three or convert to condos! This fully upgraded 4 unit with 2 parking spots off H street...
$1,469,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
20
Days on Site
DCDC2065042
MLS
Totally renovated in 2019 by famed Dilan Homes. This one-of-a-kind row house on a premium corner lot boasts 2400 SF of luxury living space w/ 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs, an attached 2-car garage, chef's kitchen...
$1,398,900
Neighborhood: Noma
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,214
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
27
Days on Site
DCDC2066054
MLS
Take a fresh look at this century's old NOMA porch front which has been reimagined by respected Dilan Investments, then reborn into a 4BR, 3.5BA 2,200+ sq ft beauty. With easy and comfortable living...
$1,349,900
Neighborhood: Noma
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,344
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
57
Days on Site
DCDC2062184
MLS
OPEN SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17th FROM 2:00-4:00 & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th FROM 12:00-2:00. If you've been looking for that rare NOMA-H-Street-Capitol Hill Rowhome with a yard, and a garage this is it!...
$1,349,900
Neighborhood: Noma
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,214
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
8
Days on Site
DCDC2069010
MLS
OPEN THIS THURSDAY 9/29 5-7pm. Join us for an after-work glass and take a closer look at this century's old NOMA porch front which has been reimagined by respected Dilan Investments, then reborn into...
$1,345,000
Neighborhood: Trinidad
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC2068954
MLS
***OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK'S OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE*** Stunning 4BR/3.5BA brick Federal-style townhome with updates galore and incredible outdoor space in thriving Trinidad. The...
$1,339,900
Neighborhood: Noma
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,344
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
13
Days on Site
DCDC2068358
MLS
OPEN SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH FROM 1:00-3:00. If you've been looking for that rare NOMA-H-Street-Capitol Hill Rowhome with a yard, and a garage this is it! Fully fenced and sitting on a Premier DC Lot....
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Noma
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
960
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
201
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.
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: Ivy City
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,184
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
16
Days on Site
DCDC2067676
MLS
*IVY CITY INVESTOR / DEVELOPER SPECIAL* This property is being sold in combination with the 2408 square foot adjacent lot (also zoned RF-1). Tax ID: 4047 0047 The project will be delivered shovel -...
$1,079,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,012
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
23
Days on Site
DCDC2066668
MLS
A sweet home where classic meets modern. Thoughtful $120,000 renovation just completed in July 2022. 3 bedrooms and 3 FULL bathrooms. More than 2000 sq ft above grade. This classic Victorian row home...
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market
Condos And Homes For Sale Near Union Market

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