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Construction Tour: The Highline at Union Market

Inspired by the industrial vernacular of Union Market, this project is designed by Eric Colbert & Associates. The project introduces 300-plus multifamily housing units in a Planned Unit Development approved by the DC Zoning Commission with amenities such as energy-efficient design, green roofs, and bicycle parking. The design incorporates a new public park to serve as a pedestrian link between the metro and Union Market. The architect also worked with Habitat for Humanity to incorporate off-site rowhouses for low-income residents. This project is currently under construction.

Presented by: Eric Colbert of Eric Colbert & Associates

Organized by: Eric Colbert & Associates

Please note that this tour takes place on an active construction site. Personal Protective Equipment includes hardhats, safety glasses, vests, gloves, pants (no skirts) and closed-toed shoes (boots) will be required for the tour. We highly encourage to bring your own gear as there will be limited quantities available to loan on a first come, first serve basis.


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the objectives of Planned Unit Developments and their relevance to the District of Columbia;
  • Explore green design strategies incorporated into the project;
  • Discuss the importance of pedestrian links to public transportation and the surrounding neighborhood; and
  • Explain the benefits of working with a client like Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization helping people in the community.

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