BALTIMORE-The Baltimore City Planning Commission granted approval last night on the design of the $100-million redevelopment of the Rotunda here.

The board voted 8-0 to approve the design, which gives developer Hekemian & Co., the green light to begin construction on the mixed-use project in late May or early June, according to the Baltimore Sun.

“Go forth and build,” Planning Commission Chairman Wilbur Cunningham told Chris Bell, a Hekemian senior vice president.

The project calls for 382 apartments, 182,000 sf of additional retail and 153,000 sf of office space, according to a Planning Commission project statement. The interior of the mall would be closed and storefronts would be turned outward to face a central plaza. See story in the Baltimore Sun.