This Florida Avenue development is set to break ground later next year with a design meant to resemble New York's meatpacking district. The developer recently revealed new renderings and new changes to The Highline, a name meant to reference to New York's elevated park. According to Urban Turf, these changes include a move in location for the building entrance and a $1.4 million contribution to Habitat for Humanity. The contribution will go towards an additional 13 units elsewhere in Ward 5 for those making up to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI). In The Highline, 13 units will be set aside for households earning 80 percent AMI. Other changes to the planned development also include an on-site park adjacent to the building and residential penthouses on-site. The Highline will have roughly 10,000-square-feet of retail, 315 apartments, and 143 parking spaces. The delivery is expected by 2018.
· An Updated Look For The Highline at Union Market [Urban Turf]
· Florida Ave. Apartments to Resemble NY Meatpacking District [Curbed DC]