Central Armature Works Redevelopment


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

850,000 SF

Completion Date

2022 est.

Total Cost

$60 Million est.


Trammell Crow

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided survey and civil engineering services for the design of a 2.43-acre mixed-use redevelopment, consisting of three separate buildings on the former Central Armature Works site. The development is slated to include 640 apartment units, 170 condominiums, 60,000 SF of ground level retail, and a 200-room hotel. Parking will be available for 350 vehicular and 250 bicycle parking spaces. A large public plaza is also planned, including 46,000 SF of urban open space and pocket parks.

The WM Survey team provided topographic, utility, and ALTA surveys for the project. WM’s civil scope included due diligence assessment, PUD, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. This includes raze permit documents, EISF coordination, and Foundation-to-Grade package production. The site’s close proximity to train railroad track-beds and an active Metro train station, posed significant design challenges that were overcome by the WM team. The innovative site design was developed so that upon completion, pedestrians will have access to a tunnel leading to the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station.

WM completed significant permitting tasks for the project. Technical Approval services were provided to submit, route, and obtain the necessary site approvals from DC Water, DOEE for Sedimentation & Erosion Control, and Stormwater Management, Public Space and DDOT for the site. WM is also responsible preparing the necessary site plan and cross-sections for the identification of the zone of influence line. WM is responsible for requesting a review for No Impact Letter from WMATA.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Photos courtesy of: Shalom Baranes Associates

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