In the first Old Line State Summit since the launch of Smart Growth Maryland as a major program of Preservation Maryland, our one-day conference focused on the collaboration, advocacy, and technology needed to make preservation and conservation a reality in more and more of Maryland’s communities.
Historic Phillips Packing Plant, ca. 1930
Historic Phillips Packing Plant Open to New Tenants
10/27/2016 By Preservation Maryland
Our partners at the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and Cross Street Partners are collaborating on a major rehabilitation project, that once complete, will revitalize the Cannery District of Cambridge, MD with 60,000 square feet of mixed-use space in a historic building.
The plan is to rehabilitate the Phillips Packing House Building into a mixed-use center for local food production, micro-brewing, non-profit organizations and companies/institutions seeking a collaborative work environment.
The massive industrial structure was originally built in 1920 as a furniture factory, and later became part of the Phillips Packing Company empire, which employed thousands of people in Cambridge at its peak and supplied rations to GIs during WWII.
Rendering of historic packing plant after rehabilitation
The building features an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and the opportunity to retain many historic architectural features that will enhance the space with an authentic, Eastern Shore manufacturing aesthetic. Adjacent to the Phillips Building is the future site of Cannery Park, a new central park for the City of Cambridge that will incorporate active and passive spaces for recreation.
The Factory is near heritage, commercial, and natural assets
Potential uses include office, small and medium-scale food production, retail and event space
Iconic 90-foot smokestacks highly visible from Route 50