In April 2015, the D.C. Zoning Commission approved plans to construct an Angelika Film Center and office or residential space on top of the Union Market building. While those plans seemed set in stone with a delivery by September 2016, it looks like project has been canceled.
The Washington Business Journal reported that Union Market owner Edens annulled the expansion due to cost and feasibility issues. Regardless, Edens still hopes to construct an Angelika Film Center in an alternative site. The exact location of this site has not yet been revealed.
The original plans were for the theater to span 42,000 square feet, and the office or residential space to have spanned four stories or 112,000 square feet. There were also plans for a market and plaza behind the market building and a park in front of it. The "Union Market" sign would have been relocated to the theater level of the building on the 5th Street NE side. Final plans were to replace a warehouse at 1329 5th Street NE with a 350,000-square-foot mixed-use building.
For a final look at what could have been, check out the photo gallery below with renderings from Shalom Baranes Associates.