This adaptive reuse project was looking to help inject life into an abandoned textile mill outside the business district of Mt. Holly, NC. We created a plan for an active apartment living experience that used many of the mill’s existing features. Units included exposed brick, maple floors and large windows – reinforcing the energetic nature of the area. The unique design allowed the converted mill to house 65 one and two bedroom apartments.
Additional spaces included a large common area, internet café, workout facility, laundry room and lounge that opened to the pool deck. The 32-acre site used Dutchman’s Creek and its oxbow as an amenity for residents, as the water provided hydroelectric power to the mill. The property included bicycle and kayak storage, walking and biking trails, a swimming pool, volleyball court and a dog park.