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.
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. The applicant is currently working with City Staff to finalize the final plat including a public use easement on the property.