More big plans have just been announced for the NoMa/Union Market area – this time from Level 2 Development, the company behind the View 14 and Capitol View buildings on 14th Street NW. This summer, they purchased 320 Florida Ave NE (at the corner of 4th and Florida NE, currently home to one of the slowest Burger Kings in the country), and have announced plans to build a mixed-use development on the site. If you have no idea where/what I’m talking about, check out the map below (and note proximity to Union Market, H Street NE, Gallaudet University, Union Station, and NoMa Metro stop and retail. Zoom out to see it all)
This pocket of town, which was pretty much no-man’s land until Union Market opened up in 2012 (admit it – did you have *any* idea this part of town even existed before then?) is really shaping up to be something special. This announcement from Level 2 is just one more in the long line of exciting plans for this area. EDENs, the developer behind Union Market, has already announced plans to build an Angelika movie theater and shiny new residences over the next few years. Harris Teeter, Potbelly, Starbucks and other such harbingers of property value increases are all mere blocks away from the area in question, and the booming H Street corridor is just a few steps farther away.
I’m not gonna lie though – I’ll miss those chicken sandwiches. But let’s be honest, it’s probably for the best – for home values in the area and my waistline!