Development of the White Mill Building has been seen by some as a white elephant.

The building has been vacant for over a decade.

The Alexander Company, though, could change that.

Development Project Manager Dave Vos said Wednesday that a company interested in opening up in the building will be taking a tour next week.

“We specialize in the adaptive reuse and urban inflow projects. We’ve completed at least 100 historic structures,” Vos said.

The White Mill would not be the company’s first project in Virginia.

It is working to redevelop Lorton Prison in Fairfax County.

“We turned it into a mixed-use development along with our development partner,” Vos said. “(Our development partner) completed all the new construction — single-family homes and townhomes — and The Alexander Company provided the rehabilitation of all of the historic structures on the site.”

The Alexander Company will spend the next nine months investigating the White Mill building and then decide whether or not to purchase it.

Work could begin next year if the building is purchased, according to Vos, with the building being ready for tenants one to two years after work begins.

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This article was originally published in WSLS 10 News by Colter Anstaett.