Monroe Street Market, by Abdo Development, will include 1 million square feet of mixed-use development near the Brookland Metro, according to D.C. Urban Turf. The Monroe Street Market is tucked just south of Catholic University’s campus at Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in Northeast D.C.
The Monroe Street Market project includes about 720 rental apartments – from studios to two bedrooms – that will began leasing in March and will be ready for move-ins in June 2013. Renderings of the Monroe Street Market buildings look stately. A common room is complete with a fireplace and computer stations, and has the atmosphere of a luxury lodge.
The idea of Monroe Street Market is to expand Brookland’s 12th Street retail corridor and create a college-style area with a main-street feel boosted by more than 80,000 square feet of retail space that will house smaller, eclectic shops and restaurants. Along with the apartments, the Monroe Street Market will also include 45 townhomes.
Monroe Street Market says its apartment dwellers will enjoy about 16,000 square feet of amenity space, including a fitness center with a yoga studio, an express gym, an Internet café and community room. Its modern apartments include three models: one with concrete floors and exposed ceilings, one that aims for sophistication and a third that prioritizes comfort. There are 99 floor plans in the Monroe Street Market apartments.
The Brookland community is sometimes referred to as “Little Rome” for the high number of Catholic institutions here and its proximity to Catholic University. The area is close to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and the U Street Corridor. A metro stops is just steps from the Monroe Street Market. It’s primarily a residential neighborhood, but a CVS and several smaller chain restaurants like Quiznos already abound here, and development is not yet complete on the Monroe Street Market.