WASHINGTON, DC—The latest proposal for the redevelopment of theFlorida Avenue Market could involve thedevelopment of theater, retail, office and some residentialspace.


Edens Realty Inc. filed a planned unitapplication with the DC Zoning Commission latelast week that calls for more than 500,000 square feet of mixed-usespace to be built atop and around the existing Florida AvenueMarket building at 1309 Fifth St. NE. according to the WashingtonBusiness Journal.


The first phase of the project would involve an approximately40,000-square-foot theater to be built atop the market with a112,000-square-foot four-story office building to be constructed ontop of the new theater.


A second phase would include 25,000 square feet to 35,000 squarefeet of retail and 260,000 to 290,000 square feet of office orresidential space, plus 300 to 475 parking spaces, all in a newbuilding on the site of an existing warehouse and distributionfacility at 1329 Fifth St. NE. See story in the Washington Business Journal.

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John Jordan

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