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James B. Kraft

More development on the way in Brewers Hill

More development on the way in Brewers Hill

The number of apartments in Southeast Baltimore's Brewers Hill could nearly double to more than 1,500, under a plan that received approval Thursday from the Planning Commission.

Obrecht Commercial Real Estate Inc., the developer behind the Gunther Apartments and Natty Boh sign, is seeking permission to build more intensively on the roughly 35 acres it owns north of Canton Crossing, up to a maximum of about 2.65 million square feet, including 1,515 residential units.

The request comes as Obrecht hopes to start construction next summer of a new apartment building, with 370 to 390 units, said developer Wells Obrecht.

Obrecht Commercial Real Estate has been working on the...