Not too often are people inspired by the meatpacking industry, but this developer isn't like most people. Level 2 Development recently submitted a planned unit development (PUD) to the Zoning Commission with plans to construct a 315-unit apartment building on 320 Florida Avenue NE. The project is being referred to as The Highline at Union Market, a reference to New York's elevated park, the High Line. Each of the planned apartment units range from 400- to 1,000-square-feet and include 8,400-square-feet of retail with 143 parking spaces. Some amenities include pedestrian walkways and a green park. The site is currently host to a Burger King and "some weedy overgrowth," according to The Washington Post. With the expectation of breaking ground in late 2016, the project could be open as early as 2018.
· Apartments at center of D.C. proposal styled on New York's Meatpacking District [The Washington Post]
· Level 2's 315-Unit Union Market Project Sets Delivery for Late 2018 [UrbanTurf]