A plan to transform the Tide Point business park in South Baltimore into a community of homes, offices, shops and a museum will be presented today to a city design panel.
Tide Point's developer, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, has shown conceptual plans to city planners, said Robert M. Quilter, a design planner in the city Department of Planning.
The developer is seeking a zoning change needed to move forward with an extensive expansion of its current planned unit development at Tide Point, which had been a Procter & Gamble factory before it closed and Struever redeveloped it as a four-building office campus housing Struever's main office and tenants such as Under Armour Inc.
The proposed expansion is to be reviewed today by the city's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.
A spokesman for Struever Bros., Bob Rubenkonig, said he could not comment on plans before they are unveiled to the UDARP members.
Paul Silberman, president of the Locust Point Civic Association, said he could not yet comment on a proposal that had not yet been presented to the full membership.
"The community has established a special task force to work closely with the developer and the city agencies, and that task force has been meeting with the developer and they're having discussions," Silberman said.
Preliminary plans shown to the Planning Department include residential, office and parking, Quilter said.
An expanded Tide Point would include a 200,000-square-foot, seven-story office building adjacent to the existing Joy Building, with a restaurant on its lower level.
Plans also call for a 15-story building with seven floors of parking and eight floors of housing on a nearby site where Struever is redeveloping a warehouse as office space.
Shops would be housed in a single-story, 10,000-square-foot building close to Key Highway.
Additional plans for housing include two four-story apartment buildings in the 1300 block of Beason St. and three four-story condominium buildings, which would be built on lots currently used for Tide Point's overflow parking.
Additional housing would include 15 three-story townhouses on Hull Street on land owned by Struever.
Tide Point would also become the site of a 3,000-square-foot Baltimore Immigration Museum, operated by the Baltimore Immigration Memorial Foundation, with a ground-floor restaurant at Hull Street and the harbor.
The plans would be in addition to a previously announced proposal to redevelop a warehouse and freight terminal between Beason Street and Key Highway within walking distance to Tide Point for expanded offices for Under Armour, which is planning to add 350 employees.