West Baltimore’s “Superblock” project is the focus of a court battle pitting the developer and the city against a prominent Baltimore businessman who has filed suit to block the $250 million retail and housing project. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has been asked to dismiss the suit so the project can proceed.

Ballard Spahr partner Charles S. Hirsch, who represents the developer, said that any delays by the court could jeopardize the chances of getting the project completed.