The Madison, Wisconsin-based Alexander Company is rehabilitating the historic Printworks Mill in an adaptive reuse project creating a vibrant, mixed-use community in Greensboro’s blossoming Mill District. The roughly 470,000 square-foot building will deliver mixed-income residential apartments, interior parking, retail space, and climate-controlled self-storage facilities.

“The preservation of these historic mills is a valuable economic development tool,” says Mayor Nancy Vaughan. “The Printworks Mill redevelopment is breathing new life into the community while keeping our history alive and delivering much-needed affordable housing.”
The apartments will predominantly be adorned with refurbished steel sash windows, exposed historic brick walls, and a combination of polished concrete, carpeted, and vinyl floors. The new community will feature a wide array of amenities to match the interests of residents and visitors, including a club room, fitness center, grilling area, swimming pool, tot lots, landscaped courtyards with gazebos, and an extension of the Greensboro Greenway.

“The community has an extensive history with these mills,” says Joe Alexander, President of The Alexander Company. “You can’t tell the story of Greensboro without them, and we’re excited to restore Printworks Mill and return it to the community as a thriving campus.”

This article was first published by YES! Weekly.