Clipper Mill Industrial Park is a historic site located along the Jones Falls Valley. The 17-acre property is uniquely situated between Hampden’s emerging arts urban lifestyle and the original forested hillside of historic Druid Hill Park. With direct connection to Baltimore’s greenway and mass transit, Clipper Mill is Baltimore’s premier transit-oriented development.
The strategy behind this urban plan is to move from a history of industrial production and environmental stress to a sustainable mixed-use urban environment that values the future. The density and diversity of the project rejects sprawl in favor of a model that keeps human uses within compact proximity. Buildings, building shells and building fragments were all seen as resources.
The adaptive reuse of the Foundry Building restores the building to a semblance of its original activity, housing a collection of commercial artisans ranging from metalworkers, glassblowers to hand-crafted ceramic tiles. An art gallery, along with a restaurant and plaza invites the surrounding community into the heart of the site to appreciate this tradition as an asset to their greater neighborhood.