Union Mill's redevelopment is an historic restoration and rebirth of Maryland’s largest stone mill into an active and vibrant mixed-use residential and commercial development focused on individuals and organizations doing important work for all citizens: Baltimore teachers and the non-profit organizations underpinning Maryland’s education, health and human service needs.

At the heart of the development is a half-acre Courtyard--an urban oasis--for events, dining, and outdoor enjoyment. The Courtyard has been composed as a variety of gardens and terraces of different sizes and functions. Among these gardens are the Upper "Adirondack" Porch, the Woodland Terrace, the Events Terrace Lawn, and the Lower Cafe Patio. The sizing, planting, and character of each space is differentiated for a rich and unique outdoor experience within the urban environment.

Developed in close partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust, the project was among the first of four awarded through the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credits Program ($2,290,000). It has also won a USGBC-MD Social Impact Award and a Baltimore Hertiage Preservation Award.

CLIENT: Seawall Development • SIZE: 3.6 acres • SERVICES: Courtyard Design, Site Planting • PARTNERS: Marks Thomas Architects, Gower-Thompson Engineers • STATUS: Completed Fall 2011 • Photo Credits: Top left, Tom Liebel; Left, Sewall Development • Project Website: www.theunionmill.com



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