GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jeanne King lives just a few houses down from the Proximity Printworks Mill on Fairview Street.
“We have had a lot of people that use it as a dumping site or they tag it and that’s kind of depressing to see the pieces fall down,” King said.
The old mill closed in 1977, but now construction will start later this year on the 470,000-square-foot facility.
King hopes it can continue the transformation process her neighborhood has seen recently after Revolution Mill opened last year.
“It’ll be nice to see it rebuilt back up and get some energy. Hopefully positive energy,” she said.
“I’m excited and a little nervous at the same time. Excited to see it be used and not torn down and rebuilt into something that’s modern with no history but I’m worried about the traffic on our street,” King said.
The plan is for a Wisconsin-based developer, Alexander Company, to come in and turn it into apartments, restaurants and bars.
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Originally published by Nick Sturdivant of Fox 8 News.