Developer Mark Sapperstein said he hopes to break ground this summer on a new 224-unit apartment building at his McHenry Row development.
The city's Urban Design & Architecture Review panel on Thursday gave preliminary approval to the proposed Locust Point building, which would rise to seven stories at its tallest corner and sit next to the South Baltimore little league field.
The project is expected to cost about $45 million and open about 15 months after construction starts, he said.
The apartment project is one of the last remaining parcels on Sapperstein's 20-acre site, which already has 250 apartments, a Harris Teeter grocery store, and more than 200,000 square feet of office space, including a former Phillips Seafood headquarters and warehouse. A space for Diamondback Brewing Co. is in the works.
Sapperstein said he has not settled on plans for the remaining site, but ideas include a hotel, office or senior housing. Per an agreement with the community, it would not be more apartments, he said.
The firms working on the project include Lessard Design and Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., which is located in McHenry Row.