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potentially massive adaptive reuse project

  • 1.  potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 9 days ago
    If it happens, it will be a repurposed 500,000+ sq. ft. cotyon  mill in the middle of our state Opportunity Zone, in the center of the village, all of which is on the Register. 

    We have an active and supported  HPC, and on their "to do" list are commercial district design guidelines.  The mill is in the typical sorta industrial gothic lite, red brick with cement detailing (I'm obviously not an architectural historian). 

    Anyone aware of a cotton mill town with such guidelines that we can look at? 

    Thanks 
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    Bob Thomson
    City Manager
    Porterdale GA USA
    preservation the arts natural resources

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  • 2.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Bob,

    There are quite a few examples of this in NC. I don't have the specifics at hand, but several of them were initiated by Preservation North Carolina, and  I feel certain they could be of help. They helped jump start mill reuse in NC through the Edenton Mill and Mill Village; the Glencoe Mill and Mill Village; and the Loray Mill and Mill Village (ongoing) In Gastonia, NC. Additionally, Revolution Mill (one of the Cone mills) in Greensboro, NC was restored by Self-Help Credit Union. The architect was Eddie Belk of Belk Architecture. (http://revolutionmillgreensboro.com/, Nick Piornack, general manager)  I realize this is general info, but should provide beneficial websites, and contacts. I'm particularly interested in mill reuse; here it often includes some affordable housing as well. Hope this info helps, Good Luck!

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    Martha Canipe
    UNCG Historic Preservation Certificate
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  • 3.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 7 days ago
    Thanks, Martha. NC is close, and will be worth visiting when I go to Wofford games.

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    Robert Thomson
    City Of Porterdale
    Porterdale GA
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  • 4.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 8 days ago
    You can try Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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    Jeremy Woodoff

    Brooklyn, NY
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  • 5.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 7 days ago
    Thanks, Jeremy! I'll look at those.

    I think they're examples of mill towns which lost out due to capital being attracted to cheap southern labor. New cycle, same thing--we lost manufacturing to cheap labor in other countries, of course.


    Walked your famous bridge two years ago on the way to see a niece.



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    Robert Thomson
    City Of Porterdale
    Porterdale GA
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  • 6.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Ambassador
    Posted 7 days ago
    Salem, Oregon has a large woolen mill complex (complex here https://www.willametteheritage.org/)
    https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/historic-landmarks-commission.aspx

    I can't find guidelines specific to the property online, but their preservation staffer Kim Fitzgerald is always personable and helpful.


    Less directly comparative, but on a similar scale, we in Milwaukee have the Pabst Brewery Complex
    Context on pages 1-5, guidelines start on page 6: https://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cityHPC/DesignatedReports/vticnf/hdpabst.pdf

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    Tim Askin
    Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission
    Milwaukee WI
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  • 7.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Ambassador
    Posted 7 days ago
    Pabst also has this zoning overlay https://city.milwaukee.gov/Zoning-Topics/Development-Incentive-Zones/The-Brewery-Project.htm
    (Milwaukee has zoning and preservation completely separate both in code and administration)

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    Tim Askin
    Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission
    Milwaukee WI
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  • 8.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 7 days ago
    Great. I'll get in touch with Kim today.

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    Robert Thomson
    City Of Porterdale
    Porterdale GA
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  • 9.  RE: potentially massive adaptive reuse project

    Posted 7 days ago
    Had a nice chat with Kimberli. She seems like she'll be a great resource. Thanks for the referral.

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    Robert Thomson
    City Of Porterdale
    Porterdale GA
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