- 640 apartment units
- 60,000 square feet of ground floor retail
- 200-room hotel
Project Completion: Q1 2022
Developed by High Street Residential, Armature Works is a 2.43-acre redevelopment site adjacent to the NoMa-Galludet U. Metro stop in the emerging NoMa neighborhood of the District of Columbia, and is conveniently located between Union Market and H Street, two of the most popular retail and entertainment districts for millennials in the city.
The current concept plan calls for 640 apartment units, 60,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and a 200-room hotel. These components will be woven together by a series of urban open spaces and pocket parks totaling approximately 46,000 square feet. Components of the open space will be a large public plaza that provides a location for a future pedestrian tunnel that will connect directly to the NoMa-Galludet U. Metro stop, and a public plaza along M Street across from the Uline Arena.
Opportunity, Solutions & Outcomes
Armature Works is a mixed-use development in D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. It will deliver apartments, shopping and dining, a hotel, and public plazas, making Armature Works D.C.’s new center of urban living. Paying homage to the District’s industrial roots while offering easy access to downtown, Armature Works joins the past and the future into a design that brims with energy and potential.
Once completed Armature Works will serve as the hub of residential and retail life in the NoMa neighborhood, while linking NoMa to Union Market and H Street.
In 1915, AC Balser and HJ Dorr formed the Central Armature Works, a Washington, DC-based mechanic shop that repaired motors, fixed ignition troubles and wound armatures. The shop expanded rapidly, performing electrical services for various local businesses—from electrical installations for dairies and ice companies to transformer work for the Potomac Electric Power Company. Central Armature Works very quickly established itself as a reliable fixture of the region. Over the course of more than one hundred years, Central Armature Works has built a reputation as a steadfast community staple within DC. The company is known for delivering high-quality services rooted in honesty, integrity, and solid work ethic.