A mixed-use project is being planned on almost seven acres at an old manufacturing plant across Holtzclaw Avenue from the National Cemetery.
Jerri Price, lead designer on the project, said existing buildings at the Lucey Boiler Company would be re-used, and some 20 townhomes will be constructed at the sprawling site.
She said, "We want to create a destination place."
Some of the projected uses in the 50,000 square feet at the plant include a brewery, offices, small retail and possible townhomes. Other townhomes would be toward the outskirts of the property which stretches up Anderson Avenue.
Ms. Price said the spur line off the old Belt Line Railroad will be retained and possibly integrated into the project with rail cars that could be rented for the night.
There are eight parcels involved.
The Lucey firm dates to 1906. It is still in operation with six employees.
Officials said it is uncertain whether the company will continue business at another site.
Ms. Price said the developer lives nearby in Highland Park with his family.
The project won approval from the Planning Commission for the requested rezoning. It goes to the City Council on Oct. 8.