portland, MAINE

the armature


The Armature is Portland’s first and only lifestyle apartment complex. The mixed-use property is located in Portland’s rapidly emerging West Bayside neighborhood and features 171 residential units with integrated parking and 6,400 SF of commercial space. Designed by Boston-based architecture firm Cube3, The Armature brings an emphasis on quality, refined finishes and onsite amenities that match modern tastes and drive renter demand.​ The outside space faces and adjoins to 82 Hanover Street, set to be known as a new retail and dining community called Hanover Works.

The Breakdown

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Revealing The Potential Of Redevelopment.

Purchased by Reveler in 2017, The Armature is the final property of six Portland public works buildings listed by the City for redevelopment. Situated centrally in West Bayside, The Armature represents Port Property’s largest residential development project to date. The site was once a mechanical garage and surface parking lot for Portland’s fleet of public works vehicles, tasked with keeping the City moving every day. Servicing hundreds of actual engine armatures, this industrial history inspired The Armature’s name and branding.

When the City relocated all public works operations out of West Bayside, the garage and parking lot sat vacant and abandoned. The Armature at Hanover Works drives forward a new era for the site, evolving its identity from its industrial past to create a unique mixed-use community.

Designed by Boston-based architecture and interiors firm CUBE 3, and constructed by Maine-based Penobscot General Contractors, The Armature showcases a U-shaped, three-tiered exterior configuration and will feature a living wall running along Parris Street.


Reveler Purchases 52 Hanover Street


Reveler Begins Strategic Plan + Branding


Penobscot General Contractors Begin Build at 52 Hanover Street


Construction Completed

Looking Ahead

Upcoming At The Armature

A rendering of The Armature during the evening, as seen from across the street.

A West Bayside Destination.

The four commercial spaces at 52 Hanover Street will complement the existing high-profile businesses of 82 Hanover Street, establishing the local destination of “Hanover Works.” The outside patio space facing and adjoining 82 Hanover Street offers ample opportunity for outdoor dining and community socializing. Being the only privately held plaza in Portland, Hanover Works will combine recreation and outdoor space with a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Hanover Street to Parris Street, maintaining neighborhood circulation and creating a walkable, interactive destination.​

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