• Slider Image 2
  • Slider Image 3
  • Slider Image 6
  • Slider Image 1
  • Slider Image 4
  • Slider Image 7
  • Slider Image 5
  • Slider Image 8

project overview

Armature Works is a mixed-use development in D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. It will deliver apartments and condominiums, 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.

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. 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.

Our current concept plan calls for 450 apartment units, 200 condominium units, 50,000 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.


The History

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.

Our Team


Trammell Crow Company (“TCC”), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired more than 565 million square feet of real estate valued at more than $60 billion. As of March 31, 2017, TCC had $5.1 billion of projects in process and $5.9 billion in its pipeline. TCC’s teams are dedicated to building value for the business’s clients, with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare and multi-family residential, through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development or providing incentive-based fee development services. TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, in terms of 2016 revenue. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.


KochSmith Capital is a real estate private equity firm who proactively targets specific asset classes and geographic regions with particular focus on value creation opportunities, distressed/restructuring opportunities and complex situations. KochSmith Capital focuses on investing in properties that offer intrinsic long-term value and continues to apply value-oriented investment strategies.


At High Street Residential, a wholly-owned residential subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company, our expertise is mixed-use projects on premier sites in major U.S. cities, very often adjacent to transit hubs. In the last decade the company completed more than 5,100 units representing more than $1.2 billion in value. We manage the development of apartments, condominiums and townhomes and have a have a deep background in urban, infill mixed-use residential development, as well as the redevelopment or repurposing of existing facilities. We have a current pipeline of over 10,000 units valued at nearly $3 billion. For more information, visit www.highstreetresidential.com.


Central Armature Works, Inc. (“CAW”) is an electrical apparatus repair, supply and construction company centrally located in the Washington DC metro area. This family-owned and operated business has been providing electrical apparatus installation, supplies and construction for both industrial and commercial business in the region since 1915. The company has established its repair and supply warehouse in various locations throughout Washington, DC and is currently operating in the NoMa neighborhood at 1200 3rd Street, NE.


Stay Informed

For all inquiries or to get involved in the latest development news about Armature Works, please join our email list.