A five-story condominium complex has been proposed for an empty lot at Congress Street and Washington Avenue, next to The Snug pub.

Biddeford-based developer Caleb Johnson, who is doing business as Hayrunner LLC, did not want to comment on the project when reached by phone Friday. However, plans filed at City Hall indicate the $6 million building would have 17 units with two restaurant or retail spaces on the first floor and underground parking.

The development plan calls for a total of 27,600 square feet of floor space, consisting of 11 two-bedroom units, five one-bedroom units and a three-bedroom unit on the upper floors. The fifth-floor would have “a shared amenity space for all residences as well as several private terraces surrounded by a green roof,” according to planning documents.

The project is large enough to trigger the city’s inclusionary zoning ordinance, which requires 10 percent of the units for projects with 10 units or more be set aside for middle-income earners, making between 100 percent and 120 percent of the area’s median income.

But planning documents indicate that no affordable units are being proposed, suggesting the developer is planning on buying out the affordable housing requirement, which costs $100,000 per unit of affordable housing not being built. That money would go to the city’s housing trust fund, which is used to encourage affordable housing developments.

The project would include 15 parking spaces for vehicles in an underground garage and eight spaces for bikes.

Hayrunner LLC has the 7,200-square-foot lot under contract to buy from Alec Altman, who originally planned to build a new Binga’s Wingas restaurant on the site. Altman dropped those plans after opening two other restaurants – one on Free Street and another in Yarmouth.

Margaret Lyons, owner of the Snug pub, which has operated for 10 years next to the proposed development site, said in an email she was neither surprised nor upset about the proposed condominiums.

“Portland has made it a priority to saturate the city with housing its workers cannot afford by supporting developers over the residents,” Lyons said. “Sounds like business as usual.”

Although she leases her first-floor space at 223 Congress St., Lyons said she is not concerned that the development could lead to the kind of gentrification that contributed to the demise of celebrated dive bars like Mama’s Crow and Sangillo’s, both of which closed last year.

“I’m just enjoying the Snug for as long as I can and not worrying about anyone else,” she said.