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Harbor East apartment complex proposed

A modernistic apartment complex with 291 units that its developer says will feature top-notch amenities has been proposed for the Harbor East waterfront.

The project, a partnership between The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp., would have ground-level retail shops, 49 condominiums, parking and a pool courtyard overlooking the harbor at an elevated level, according to a statement from Bozzuto.

The building would be 280 feet tall, the developer said, about 70 feet shorter than the nearby Legg Mason building. The architect is Cole Hickock.

“Bozzuto is honored to partner with the Paterakis family and with H&S Properties in what we consider to be a proud investment in the City of Baltimore,” said Toby Bozzuto, president of The Bozzuto Group. “While in its preliminary design stages, we hope this building will be meaningful for many reasons – not only for its architectural implications, but also for the spectacular amenities it will bring to downtown Baltimore, a city we are greatly passionate about.”

Harbor East has been the fastest growing section of the city and already features a mix of high-end retailers, apartments and hotels. The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in Harbor East also recently unveiled plans to add 63 condos and an amenities floor with a pool to its 22-story building.

The Beatty Group, whose namesake Michael Beatty is a co-founder of H&S, is also developing the nearby $1 billion Harbor Point project. That development includes the 20-story Exelon Energy Corp. headquarters already under construction. Plans also includes an 18-story 285-unit apartment building with 20,000 square feet of retail. Beatty Development also built an eight-story, glass-and-brick modern office structure at Harbor Point, named Thames Street Wharf that recently sold to KBS Realty Advisors for $89 million.