Market Terminal Project Overview


Market Terminal is a Planned Unit Development at Union Market. Market Terminal includes six buildings placed over two phases on three adjoining sites, offering 1,100 residential units, 52,000 square feet of retail and office space and a hotel in the NoMA neighborhood of Washington DC.

Market Terminal DC

Developer

Kettler (as KF Morse LLC) with Carmel Partners, Inc. for residential and Carr Properties for office, retail

Architect

R2L Architects

Landscape Architect

Oculus

Contractor

Unknown

Status

Under construction.

Delivery

2020 to 2022

Pricing

Pricing has not yet been released for this project. Please check back for updates or contact us.

Address

300 Morse Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

325 Morse Street NE, Washington DC 20002

350 Morse Street NE, Washington DC 20002

Location

Market Terminal is located in Square 3587, bounded by New York Ave. to the north, 4th Street to the northeast, Morse Street to the southeast, Florida Avenue to the southwest and the Amtrak and Metrorail lines to the west, in the NoMA neighborhood of Washington DC. Lot 6 in Square 3587 has frontage on New York Ave. and Morse Street.


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Market Terminal Project Details


Market Terminal is a 527-unit residential community located in the Union Market neighborhood of Washington DC. Phase I will consist of two residential buildings; a 10-story high rise and a 6-story mid-rise, along with an office building and 30k SF of retail space. Building A1 is expected to be a for-lease apartment building. Building A2 is expected to release as condominiums.

Phase I

Two residential towers, from 5 stories to 11 stories. A 453 unit building with 16k square feet of ground-floor retail and a rooftop pool deck and a 105 unit building with 9k SF of retail. Units are designed primarily as studios and one bedroom floor plans, but range up to three bedrooms three bedrooms. Phase I also includes Carr's 10 story office building, which will offer 214k square feet of office space and 11K square feet of retail.

Original Concept


Building A1, an 11-story building stepped down to 6 stories, includes ground floor retail, below-grade parking. and 450 residential units, either rental, condominium or a combination of both.. Amenities include a roof deck with grilling station, fire pits, lounging areas and pool. Also planned are a bike storage room, a 2-story lobby and a cafe at street level. Amenities for the 6-story building include retail facing Third Street. Building B will offer 6 stories of 125 residential units and ground floor retail facing Morse Street and a plaza. Building C1 will be 10 floors of office space and ground floor retail. Building heights will range from approximately 76 feet to 130 feet. Phase II includes three additional buildings; A2 which originally planned 6 floors housing 150 residential units and ground floor retail may convert to boutique hotel use (consistent with similar plans for other sites under development in the area). C2 offering approx. 250 residential (rental/condo) units and ground floor retail, and Building D, more residential and ground floor retail. The PUD as originally presented includes a total of 927+- residential units and 699 off-street parking spaces. In the original PUD presentation to the BZA, developers planned for condominiums on lots 2001-2044. The condominium lots are located on an A&T lot that was previously known as A&T Lot 817. Lot 819 is District-owned and the developer will also make improvements to that site. Community benefits are required with PUD (Planned Unit Development). Compliance by Market Terminal will include a donation of $20k to the NoMa call box project for Metropolitan Branch Trail, a 1,500 SF makerspace servicing local businesses, pop-up events and markets, etc., along with a new street grid.

Terminal Market History


Centre Market was built in from 1968 to 1871 as the largest market in the District of Columbia. Located between the White House and Capitol Building, the market became a community hub. Centre Market was razed in 1931 for construction of the National Archives. Vendors then created the Union Terminal Market at 4th Street and Florida Avenue NE, near the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Freight Terminal. Union Market Terminal is a 40 acre parcel of land near the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues, occupied by a group of wholesale warehouses built from 1929 through the late 1930’s as goods distribution centers for the city. The site was chosen for its proximity to Union Station rail lines. Many of the exiting buildings dating back to 1929- 1931 have been altered by filled-in loading docks and windows, additions above loading docks, etc., but retain much of their original and unique character. The historic district includes 70 contributing addresses, of which 68 were built between 1929 and 1931, one in 1932, and one in 1939. The four non- contributing buildings were built after 1939. The HPRB states that warehouses at 403-421 Morse Street were constructed in 1929 as part of the first phase of development. They line the block between 4th and 5th Streets, facing Morse Street. 501-527 Morse Street is a block of warehouse buildings located on Morse Street between 5th and 6th Streets, built in 1931. These two-story brick structures extends 14 loading bays in length and offer greater architectural features than the others on Morse Street. 1250-1292 5th Street is a long block of warehouses on the west side of 5th Street. Facing east from Morse Street to Neal Street is a continuous row of buildings constructed in three stages during 1929, 1930 and 1931. The two-story, brick warehouses with single-story loading docks are all very similar in design despite their different build dates. 1300-1334 5th Street and 1336-1338 5th Street warehouses line 5th Street from Neal Place to just south of Penn Street were built in 1929 in the same style as the other rows. The end building in this row,is 1336-1338 5th Street. It was built in 1939, ten years after the others to in the block to its south in a similar, but not identical, design. 1253-1269; 1271-1285 4th Street and 1287 4th Street NE is a block of buildings on the east side of 4th Street facing west between Morse Street and Neal Place. Three warehouse groups, 1253-1269 4th Street, were built in 1931 consistent in style with the standard model. The warehouses at 1271-1285 were built in 1957 and are not consistent with the standard model. Those at 1287 4th Street were constructed in 1930 in the established model style. 1253-1269; 1271-1285 4th Street and 1287 4th Street NE comprise a block of buildings on the east side of 4th Street facing west between Morse Street and Neal Place. Three warehouse groups, 1253-1269 4th Street, were built in 1931 consistent in style with the standard model. The warehouses at 1271-1285 were built in 1957 and are not consistent with the standard model. Those at 1287 4th Street were constructed in 1930 in the established model style. 1301-1317 4th Street form the southern end of the block of 4th Street between Neal Place and Penn Street NE. This group includes one non-contributing building (1301 4th Street NE), built after 1950, and three built in 1931 and 1932. Alleyways run behind Union Market’s 4th and 5th Streets and Morse Street block.

Updates


2018 update for the Market Terminal project.

September 2018

Penthouse Plans for Zoning Administrator Minor Modification Request Z.C. Order 15-27 – Building C-1

On September 17, 2018, the Zoning Administrator submitted a memorandum to the Zoning Commission indicating his approval of minor modifications to the architectural drawings approved for Building C-1 in Z.C. Order No. 15-27 (Exhibit 83). As part of his review, the Zoning Administrator approved an increase in height of a portion of Building C-1’s penthouse from 15 feet to 20 feet. Other portions of the penthouse were already approved at 20 feet, and the new 20- foot portion of the penthouse would be setback significantly more than 1:1 (a minimum setback dimension of 36 feet).

The Zoning Administrator’s memorandum to the Zoning Commission (Ex. 83) did not include the approved and proposed penthouse drawings. On September 28, 2018, the Office of Planning requested that the penthouse drawings approved by the Zoning Administrator be filed as a minor modification and described in the Zoning Administrator’s memorandum to the Commission. Because the case record is closed, Office of Zoning staff recommended that the requested drawings be submitted via email. A copy was sent to the Office of Planning.

PENTHOUSE PLANS

Community Engagement


DCOZ documentation for the Market Terminal project.

Community engagement

DCOZ Case Files for Market Terminal


Floor Plans


Floor plans for Market Terminal have not yet been released. Check back for updates.

Market Terminal Design Details


Interior design details for this project have not yet been released. Check back for updates.

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