Level 2 Plans 315-Unit Apartment Building at Union Market

Level 2 Development, LLC plans to bring an apartment building with more than 300 units in northeast Washington, D.C. The company has recently filed a Planned Unit Development Application with the Zoning Commission for a project called The Highline at Union Market.

Level 2 Development LLC plans to bring an apartment building with more than 300 units to northeast Washington, D.C. The company filed a Planned Unit Development Application with the Zoning Commission for a project called The Highline at Union Market.

The project is a joint venture between Level 2 Development and Clark Enterprises Inc. It calls for the development of a 315-unit apartment building with 8,472 square feet of retail space at 320 Florida Ave., N.E. According to the developers, The Highline at Union Market will connect the NoMa and Union Market neighborhoods.

Eric Colbert & Associates is the project’s architect. According to Level 2 Principal David Franco, the buildings in New York City’s Meatpacking District were the source of inspiration for the design of The Highline at Union Market. The building will feature warehouse-style windows with industrial-framed glass cubes, and will include materials reminiscent of rail cars. The project will be LEED Silver certified, with a green roof, a bioretention facility, an energy-efficient building design and 105 bicycle parking spaces.

Level 2 is expected to break ground in late 2016, with The Highline at Union Market opening in late 2018. The Washington Business Journal reports that the project is slated to cost more than $90 million.

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