Expect to see more construction cranes in the neighborhoods close to Union Market and the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station in Northeast Washington in Eckington. Among several new mixed-use developments in the area is One 501, a project consisting of 327 apartments and 9,200 square feet of shops and restaurants at 1501 Harry Thomas Way NE. Construction began last month.
The plans for One 501, according to Foulger-Pratt, a Potomac, Md.-based developer, include investments in dog park improvements, realignment of the Metropolitan Branch Trail and a $40,000 Latino Economic Development grant to support tenants’ rights advocacy. In addition, Foulger-Pratt is providing funds for neighborhood improvements, including a performance amphitheater, public art and a land donation to develop a new park.
One 501 will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards. The building will include four live/work units for artists. Ten percent of the square footage in the building will be designated for affordable housing for households earning up to 60 percent of median family income, which is $121,300. Income limits vary according to household size. New sidewalks, streetlights, shade trees and 174 secure bicycle parking spaces and a bike repair station are also planned.
Residents will be able to walk to Union Market, the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Tanner Park and the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station. For more information and updates, visit Foulgerpratt.com.