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.

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.

Building Features

  • Potential uses include office, small and medium-scale food production, retail and event space
  • Iconic 90-foot smokestacks highly visible from Route 50
  • 12 – 40 foot ceilings, factory windows, skylights, and exposed brick walls
  • 150 parking spaces and loading bay
  • Adjacent green space at Cannery Park
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Certified historic preservation targeting LEED certification
  • Located in a Maryland Enterprise Zone, providing significant tax incentives
  • One block off Route 50, providing access to Baltimore-Washington Corridor and MD/DE beaches

Companies, organizations, restaurants and startups interested in re-locating or establishing a presence in the space are encouraged to immediately contact Katie Parks, Director of the the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Center for Towns directly.