Mills on the Mend

Redevelopment of textile mills across the Carolinas has increased in the past decade as local officials have been able to offer state tax credits for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In Charlotte and across the region, mills have been turned into condos and apartments, senior housing, offices, shopping complexes and restaurants. Examples in Charlotte include Highland Mill in the NoDa neighborhood, Atherton Mill in South End and the Charlotte Cotton Mill uptown.

This gallery features photos from one mill redevelopment already complete, Rock Hill’s Cotton Factory, and two projects just getting underway – Gastonia’s Loray Mill and Rock Hill’s old Bleachery site. While the Loray is Gastonia’s first mill redevelopment project, in Rock Hill a half-dozen former mill buildings have been revived with new uses. Click here to read more about the Gastonia and Rock Hill projects: “Two cities, two mills to be reborn.”