Plans for 32-Story Apartment Tower in Little Italy on Hold After Residents Question the Building’s Height

A developer’s plan to construct a 32-story apartment tower overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is on hold after residents questioned the proposed building’s height.

The project that’s now on hold is a high-rise planned for 301 South President Street in Little Italy, currently a surface parking lot. It’s one of two 32-story apartment buildings proposed for the Inner Harbor area, along with a tower designed to rise in the 300 block of Light Street as part of MCB Real Estate’s $500 million plan to redevelop Harborplace.

Baltimore’s Planning Commission was scheduled on Jan. 25 to consider City Council Bill 23-0472, legislation that would change zoning for the President Street parcel to permit a structure taller than the current height limit allows. But the item was taken off the commission’s agenda at the last minute, and the legislation didn’t get a hearing.