Two New Mill-to-Apartment Projects in Greensboro

Greensboro will be home to two new mill-to-apartment conversions in the near future. First up is the Printworks complex:

The Alexander Co. will begin work in June on the 470,000-square-foot Printworks complex that once housed a fabric printing operation for Cone Mills called Proximity Print Works, which closed in 1977.

Alexander Co. plans to turn the buildings into:

  • 217 apartments using the historic character of the buildings with exposed brick, high ceilings and expansive windows. The company said 143 of those apartments will be set aside for renters earning less than 60 percent of the city’s median income.
  • 9,000-square-feet of retail space for restaurants and bars.
  • 80,000-square-feet of self-storage.
  • Outdoor and indoor parking, play areas for children and for pets, access ultimately to a proposed greenway that will link Printworks to the Revolution Mill complex to downtown a little over 2 miles away.

Next up is the Mock Judson Voehringer Co. Hosiery Mill:

At the same Feb. 20 meeting when the Greensboro City Council designated Proximity Print Works Mill as a historic site, the council also passed an ordinance designating the Mock Judson Voehringer Co. Hosiery Mill as a Guilford County landmark.

The former textile mill sits on 6.42 acres at 2610 Oakland Ave. west of UNC-Greensboro. It will be developed into about 170 apartments, including several townhouse units, with a fitness center, community room and pool.

 The building’s original masonry structure will be kept. Original windows, covered decades ago by brick, will be uncovered and restored.
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