Canvas (Armory) Apartments

Project Description 

The Hyattsville Canvas (formerly Armory) Apartments is a redevelopment of the 5300 block of Baltimore Avenue, most recently occupied by vacant buildings. The developer, Urban Investment Partners (UIP), is completing a mixed-use project that will include 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, 285 apartments and a structured parking garage.

The development will also feature a pedestrian plaza between the apartments and the Hyattsville Armory building. This area will have space for outdoor dining, benches, water features, and landscaping. The Armory Building, now Crossover Church, is not part of the new development and will remain at the corner of Jefferson and Route 1.


To connect the Canvas development to necessary utilities like power and water, the construction team will need to temporarily close sections of Jefferson Street, 44th Avenue, Hamilton Street, and Route 1 between November 2023 - May 2024.

The maps linked below outline the closures and associated detours. The roadways are expected to be open when construction is not taking place. No Parking signs will be posted 24 hours in advance of road closures.

Dates are estimates and subject to change. 

  • Phase 1, Starting November 2023: The phased work along Southbound Route 1 will require a single lane closure on weeknights from 9 PM – 5 AM. Traffic crews will be onsite during construction and directing drivers to use the detour route if needed. The developer expects the work to take approximately six weeks.
  • Phase 2, Starting Early 2024, TBD: Closure of Westbound Jefferson between Route 1 and 44th Ave. NO TURNS from Route 1 onto Jefferson during construction hours (M-S 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Detour routes will be marked. (Detour maps will be provided in early 2024)
  • Phase 3, Starting Early 2024, TBD: Closure of Jefferson between Route 1 and 43rd Ave., AND 44th Ave. between Jefferson and Kennedy. NO THROUGH TRAFFIC on those roads during construction hours (M-S, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Detour routes will be marked. (Detour maps will be provided in early 2024)
  • Phase 4, Starting Early 2024, TBD Closure of Hamilton Street between 43rd Ave. and Route 1. NO THROUGH TRAFFIC on that section of Hamilton during construction hours (M-S, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Detour routes will be marked. (Detour maps will be provided in early 2024)

Phase 1 Map
Download Map | Versión en Español

Canvas Construction Detour Maps Phase 1 FINAL

Canvas Construction Detour Maps Phase 1 FINAL Spanish

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 2023, much of the exterior and interior framing is complete. Interior fit outs will begin soon.  Commercial tenants for the project are being finalized.

Delivery and leasing of the development is anticipated in in late 2024.

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

UIP Rendering

UIP Aerial Drawing

Sneak Peek!

Watch this quick preview of the construction site with UIP's Development Team, filmed during Maryland Economic Development Week in October 2023.