The Professional Arts Building, an eight story mid-rise building built in 1927 located in the heart of the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, MD, underwent a historic renovation that was completed in 2009.
Former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon and Congressman Elijah Cummings officiated at the ribbon cutting on June 29, 2009. Somerset Development Company and its joint venture partner NAGE Housing, Inc. acquired the building in 2006 and oversaw the renovations which converted the building from an underutilized office building to 96 apartments and ground floor retail, while preserving and restoring the historic elements.
The neighborhood is close to major transportation lines, and is home to the Washington Monument, the Walters Art Gallery, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and City Stage, as well as shops and restaurants. The building offers a fitness center, community room, a business center and secure access.