$200 Million Mixed-Use Monroe Street Market Opens Doors

DC Curbed

October 17, 2014

The $200 million mixed-use Monroe Street Market project finally opened its doors to the public. The development is focused on being an upscale arts destination for people looking for rental units in Brookland and Edgewood. The project includes a total of 720 residences, 83,000-square-feet of street-level retail, 20,000-square-feet of amenity space, and three buildings, titled Brookland Works, Portland Flats, and Cornerstone. To foster an arts community within the area, the development also constructed 27 artists’ studios along the Arts Walk open-air pedestrian plaza and a 3,000-square-foot community arts center. Each building has its own personality and style with concrete floors and a bohemian atmosphere in Brookland Works, a sleek, sophisticated style in Portland Flats, and a mix of contemporary and eclectic styles in Cornerstone.

There are a total of 99 unique floor plans and some optional features that range from terraces to higher ceilings and for some reason stained concrete floors. Washington City Paper did a great virtual tour last year on the Brookland Works and Cornerstone building, while the Cornerstone and Portland Flats buildings was still being built. The three buildings were constructed on five city blocks adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station.