Central Armature Works.

A 2.43 acre mixed-use development in D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood.

Central Armature Works Aerial


Washington, DC

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Project Start: Q4 2019
Project Completion: Q4 2022


TCC, its residential subsidiary, High Street Residential (HSR), and JV partner MetLife developed Central Armature Works, an 830,000-square-foot mixed-use development in DC’s NoMa/Union Market neighborhood. The three-tower development, which broke ground in 2019 and delivered in Q4 2022, includes two residential towers, the 172-unit Rigby and the 468-unit Market House; The Morrow, a 203-key boutique hotel from Hilton’s Curio Collection; Le Clou, a restaurant managed by Michelin-starred Chef Nick Stefaneli; and 60,000 square feet of retail space that adds to the growing 3rd Street District in NoMa, as well as private event space. Central Armature Works is located directly next to the NoMa/Galludet metro station. The site was the previous location of Central Armature Works, an electric motor repair facility.

The two residential towers at Central Armature Works are connected to The Morrow through a private courtyard on the second floor, which is programmed with a variety of outdoor activities.  

Opportunity, Solutions & Outcomes

Central Armature Works is located is the heart of DC’s NoMa, Union Market and H Street neighborhoods, and affords its residents and guests convenient red-line access to downtown DC’s employments centers and tourist destinations. As part of the project, the developers have delivered expansive sidewalks along M Street NE and 3rd Street NE, as well as a curated set of public artworks ranging from sculptures to murals, inspired by the century-long industrial background of the project site.


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.


Photograph of Washington, D.C. skyline at night.

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