Nearly two years after breaking ground, officials of The Alexander Co. held a media tour of Printworks Mill Apartments, which expects to begin occupancy in October. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company acquired the 105-year-old, 470,000-square-foot former Cone Mills facility in in 2018, and has since been working to convert it into 217 apartments and community spaces.

At one time the first fabric printing operation in the South, Proximity Printworks ceased operations in 1977.

David Vos, Alexander’s development project manager, led the tour of the ongoing $54 million rehabilitation development along Buffalo Creek and Fairview Street, just two blocks east of another notable Greensboro textile mill rehab project, Revolution Mill. The two are connected via a greenway.

Ceilings – some of them wooden – soar as high as 20 feet above polished concrete and hardwood flooring, exposed brick interior walls and massive windows, all setting the tone for the contemporary-meets-historic design. Some units have one-of-a-kind features resulting from the construction of the original space, providing a sense of uniqueness for residents.

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This was originally published by Andy Warfield in the Triad Business Journal.