Canvas (Armory) Apartments

Project Description 

The Hyattsville Canvas (formerly Armory) Apartments is a redevelopment proposed for the 5300 block of Baltimore Avenue, where there are currently several brightly colored, vacant buildings. The developer, Urban Investment Partners (UIP), is proposing a mixed-use project that will include 32,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, along with 284 apartments and a structured parking garage to support the development.

The development will also feature a pedestrian plaza between the apartments and the Hyattsville Armory building. This area will feature outdoor dining, benches, water features, and landscaping to buffer the Armory building from the new development. 

City Council and Planning Board Action 

The City Council was presented plans for this development on July 16, 2018. The City Council voted to support the plan on November 5, 2018. The M-NCPPC Planning Board reviewed the applicant’s PPS and approved the project with revised conditions. 

The applicant has worked with the City, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development, and Maryland Historic Trust to develop an agreed upon mitigation plan for the project, as it is located next to the historic Armory Building, which includes a perpetual historic preservation easement.

In April 2020, M-NCPPC Staff certified the applicant's plan.

Construction Updates 

Construction kicked off in June 2022. As of October 2022, excavation of the site is nearing completion. Concrete work for the foundation will began shortly after excavation is complete and will continue through the end of 2022. The structure parking garage is expected to be delivered in Q1 of 2023. Commercial tenants for the project are still pending.

Delivery and leasing of the development is anticipated in 2024.

View the Traffic Control Plan for the construction site and Route 1.

UIP Rendering

UIP Aerial Drawing