Washington. D.C. Apartments Modeled After Highline in New York City

A new apartment building proposed for Washington, D.C. will be reminiscent of the Highline in New York City.

New York City HighlineThe Highline at Union Market is a projected mixed-use building of more than 227,000 square feet. The building is expected to include 315 apartment units and nearly 8,500 square feet of street-level retail space.

The building has been proposed by Washington, D.C. developer Level 2 Development. The project’s Planned Unit Development (PUD) paperwork was filed with Washington’s zoning commission in late January.

Developers intend for the Highline at Union Market to serve a similar role as the Highline in New York, which is a gateway to the popular Meatpacking District. The Washington D.C. construction project will form a similar entranceway to the redeveloped neighborhoods surrounding it in the Union Market District.

Since 2004, when the nearby NoMA/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station opened, development has increased in the area of the Highline at Union Market project. The new building will stand a block away from this well-used transportation hub.

Architectural firm Eric Colbert & Associates, designers of the Highline at Union Market, is creating an industrial-style building with boxy, rail car-like sections stacked purposefully and fronted with glass.

Apartment sizes range in size from 400 to 1,000 square feet, with some larger premium units planned for the project. A zoning change will be required to allow the occupancy density the developers want.

Construction on the building could begin as early as the third quarter of 2016.

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