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Townhomes Planned Near Museum of Industry

South Baltimore could see a new townhouse development if an area developer's plans get approval from Baltimore's zoning board.
A planning consulting firm is working with a local developer who plans to build townhouses near Key Highway in Riverside. The townhouses are expected to carry price tags around $400,000.

Baltimore's AB Associates submitted plans for zoning approval from the city for 14 three-story townhouses with rooftop decks, and most with two-car garages at the intersection of Harvey and Lawrence Streets bordering Locust Point. The site is one block from the Baltimore Museum of Industry. 
The plans will go before the city's Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals Feb. 7.
If approved, construction could begin on the townhouses this year, and hit the market early next year, says Al Berry, principal of AB Associates. Berry says he's working on behalf of developer Ray Jackson, who owns the property.
Berry believes the location near the proposed townhouses just off Key Highway and close to the exit for I-95 will appeal to many homebuyers. Additionally, Berry expects the price point to suit buyers looking to move into the city.
"The neighborhood has always been strong for development and housing value," Barry says. He says he doesn't yet know the development cost. 
The land where the proposed townhouses sit belonged to the late Vincent Rallo, owner of Rallo's Restaurant. The planned site served as a parking lot for Rallo's Restaurant.
The homes will be designed modern industrial style and will all face onto an extensively landscaped interior court, says Berry.
Architectural work for the proposed project is being handled by SETO Architects LLC in Mt. Vernon, Berry sats.
Writer: Alexandra Wilding
Source: Al Berry, principal of AB Associates
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