Artist’s rendering via Hord Coplan Macht

An eight-level, 224-unit apartment building would rise along the west side of the 1100 block of Key Highway near Digital Harbor High School under plans presented yesterday to Baltimore’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.

Bainbridge Companies is the developer of the $66 million project, which would be 90 feet wide and about 600 feet long. Hord Coplan Macht is the architect. Amenities would include a pool, a gym, a café and a roofdeck. Three levels of parking would be tucked into the hillside.

Another developer had plans for the site in 2014, and Bainbridge became involved the following year. Bainbridge senior vice president Alex Barroso told the review panel that, after an idle period, his company has decided to move ahead with the project.

Bainbridge has corporate headquarters in Florida and a mid-Atlantic office in Bethesda. This would be its first project in Baltimore. The developers say they are aiming to get design approvals in time to begin construction this fall and open the building in mid-2019.

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.