The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) kicked off construction for the 244-acre, nine-phase, $1 billion redevelopment known as the Perkins-Somerset-Oldtown (PSO) Transformation Plan.

The first phase of the development calls for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building at 1234 McElderry St. Of the project’s 104 units, 84 will be designated as affordable and for lower- income families and the remaining 20 set as market-rate. The first building will also include 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail and parking, a fitness center, a cyber lounge and two courtyards.

Once completed, the $1 billion PSO redevelopment will include 1,345 housing units on a 244-acre property. The project will also be home to two new parks, a new elementary school, a grocery store and other infrastructure improvements and upgrades.

Ballard Spahr served as counsel for HABC. The legal team handling the redevelopment includes Partners Amy Glassman and Molly Bryson and Associate Courtney Hunter, who are based in the law firm's Washington, D.C., office.

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