It’s been six months since the start of the White Mill restoration project and the city is getting closer to its goal of transforming the historic building into what they call the crown jewel along the Dan River.
On Friday, the Office of Economic Development & Tourism shared a video of the progress made on the White Mill building in the last six months in its transformation to Dan River Falls.
So far, crew have cleared out the inside, put new window in, and begun construction on what will be apartments.
City Councilman Lee Vogler said for years the building was a symbol of Danville’s decline, but when it is completed, it will represent a comeback.
“To take something that was an icon in the city for so many years and then become an icon for a negative connotation, to bring it back, to be this crown jewel on the Dan River, it’s a wonderful transformation,” said Vogler.
Vogler also says that the project is moving along quite quickly.
The Danville Industrial Development Authority partnered with The Alexander Company to complete the restoration project.
Vogler says that The Alexander Company are great partners and they greatly contribute to how well the project is going.
This article was originally published by ABC13 News.