by Erika Morphy
WASHINGTON, DC--Level 2 Development has filed a Planned Unit Development Application with DC's Zoning Commission for a 315-unit, mixed-use apartment project that it hopes to develop jointly with Clark Enterprises.
The building, which will be called The Highline at Union Market, will have 8,472 square feet of retail and be located next to the Union Market district at 320 Florida Ave., NE.
The building's modern-industrial architectural design was done with an eye to integrating with the neighborhood's architecture, according to Level 2 Principal David Franco.
Designed by Eric Colbert & Assoc., the building uses warehouse-style windows with industrial-framed glass cubes that weave in and out of the Florida Avenue façade at varying depths. "We set out to design a building that considered the adjacent rail uses as well as the industrial and commercial uses of Union Market, drawing on inspiration from New York City’s High Line and Meatpacking District," Franco said.