Anyone hoping to rent an apartment at Dan River Falls may apply starting in July.

More than 1,200 individuals are on an “interest list” of those looking to possibly move into a unit at the residential and commercial development being constructed along Memorial Drive downtown, said Kendra Bishop, director of business development for The Alexander Company, which partnered with Danville on the project.

“We’ve been so grateful for the kind words and interest that the Danville community has shown,” Bishop said.

Dan River Falls, expected to be complete late this year or in early 2025, will be in the former Dan River Inc. White Mill building.

“Many stories have been shared with us about parents and grandparents having worked at the mill, and how individuals are so excited to be able to return to a building that has meant so much to them,” Bishop told the Danville Register & Bee on Thursday.

The $85 million project’s first phase will include 280,000 square feet of residential space and 150 units, as well as 140,000 square feet of commercial space. The second phase will have an additional 40 units and cover 84,000 square feet.

As for the application process, those interested will be able to apply online at Paper applications also will be available for those who prefer them, she said.

“We’re also in the process of establishing a physical leasing office and setting a policy and timeline for offering tours,” Bishop said.

As for the interest list, the order in which individuals joined it doesn’t provide any added weight or priority, she said. It’s different from a wait list.

“When the application process opens, all will be notified, and apartments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who choose to submit an application,” Bishop said. “Applications are taken in the order received. If an individual is interested in an apartment home that is no longer available, they are welcome to join a waiting list.”

The first phase of the Dan River Falls project is 150 apartments, with 32 workforce apartments reserved for those making up to 80% of area median income, she said.

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This article was originally published by the Danville Register & Bee.