1100 Barclay St. and 1100 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Somerset Development Company, LLC (“Somerset”) and ReBuild Metro, Inc. (“ReBuild”) have partnered to revitalize vacant lots in the Johnston Square neighborhood of Baltimore City. Johnston Square is centrally located in the Old East Baltimore Historic District. The neighborhood has close proximity to major institutions, cultural attractions, regional transit, and employment opportunities (e.g., Penn Station – .5 miles; John Hopkins Hospital – .75 miles; inner harbor – 1 mile). The existing buildings in the neighborhood capture the spirit of the late nineteenth century, drawing inspiration from the then popular Queen Anne and Italianate styles.
ReBuild is a non-profit community developer with over 15 years of experience revitalizing the neighborhoods of East Baltimore. ReBuild has worked extensively with stakeholders in Johnston Square to create a Vision Plan for the neighborhood’s restoration. Somerset will be the lead developer of a critical component of the Vision Plan, constructing two mixed-income multifamily apartment buildings with community amenities and retail space. The buildings will create a welcoming gateway, encouraging connectivity between Johnston Square and the Midtown and Mt. Vernon neighborhoods of Baltimore, located just one block to the west. This project, which is expected to begin construction in 2022, will bring 150+ units of much-needed mixed income housing to stabilize and energize this neighborhood. Somerset and ReBuild will continue to work closely with the community to integrate the project into the neighborhood as contemplated in the Vision Plan.