Over the past few years, NoMa has grown exponentially, and now there are plans to densify the Northeast neighborhood even further. At 400 Florida Avenue NE, there are plans to construct a mixed-use building with residential and hotel space.
In the documents filed with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the developer requested that the site be rezoned from C-M-1, or a commercial and manufacturing zone, to C-3-C, or a mixed-use zone that allows medium and high density with office, retail, and residential space.
The site is located at the corner of New York and Florida avenues NE, directly beside Gallaudet University, Brentwood Park, and a 25-foot public alley. Currently, the site houses two two-story structures. The developer hopes to raze these buildings.
The building will total 164,376 square feet of gross floor area with 98,836 square feet designated for residential use and 65,540 square feet for hotel use. There will be a total of 110 residential units and 164 hotel rooms. The hotel space will be on the west side of the building, while the residential space will be on the east side of the building.
6 percent of the residential units will be set aside for households earning 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), and 6 percent will be for households earning up to 80 percent of the AMI.
Amenities will include a fitness center, billiard room, "work-lounge" and free Wi-Fi in all public areas. There will also be an oversized bicycle storage room and a landscaped garden.
The hotel that will occupy the west side of the building is MOB Hotels, a Paris-based hotel brand set to launch this fall with three hotels in Paris and one in Lyon. This will be the first hotel in the U.S. owned by MOB Hotels.