Judson Mill Renovation Garners National Attention

Judson Mill Renovation Garners National Attention

BUILDINGS magazine features the historic preservation of the century-old South Carolina textile mill in its latest issue, March/April, 2023.

Judson Mill District, a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use community in the city’s west side, is pleased to announce it has been featured in the spring issue of BUILDINGS magazine, a premier architecture, engineering and design publication with nearly 180,000 monthly readers. The article recognizes the rich history of the century-old mill and showcases the revitalization project for its sustainability, resilience, and meaningful economic impact on the Upstate community.

McMillan Pazdan Smith has spearheaded the project’s design efforts since its inception in 2015.

“We are honored to have the Judson Mill project recognized by BUILDINGS magazine as a leader in responsible adaptive reuse,” said Anthony Tiberia of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture.

Additional consulting, construction and design, and historical partners that have contributed to the revitalization project include Triangle Construction Company, SeamonWhiteside, Greystar, Avison Young, Nexsen Pruet, Ryan Historic Advisors, Founded Communities, GEL, Young Office Supplies, Britt Peters & Associates, and Crenshaw Consulting Engineers.

The multi-year effort to convert Judson Mill into a 36-acre mixed-use campus elevated the mill’s historical relevance while honoring Greenville’s past. The project team repurposed the century-old textile mill into a social hub that includes:

  • 204 apartments with refined residential amenities
  • 215,000 square feet of office, retail, entertainment, and recreational space
  • 250,000 square feet for rehabilitation of additional historic structures for commercial and residential uses
  • 12 acres of land for additional development

Named CREW Upstate’s “Development of the Year,” the more than $75 million investment in Greenville’s Judson Mill created 197 new jobs and added more than $75 million to the city’s tax base. Through strategic community partnerships and MPS’ sustainable design, developers also addressed the neighborhood’s need for additional housing, access to food, and workspaces for nonprofits and mission-driven startups. In addition, they prioritized reducing the mill’s carbon footprint by employing selective demolition and reusing the facility’s original brick, steel, and heavy timber.

“The historic preservation of Judson Mill reinforces our commitment to creating a remarkable community rooted in stewardship, continuity, and connectivity throughout the Upstate, SC, ” said Ken Reiter, co-developer of Judson Mill and president of Belmont Sayre. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with McMillan Pazdan Smith for this extraordinary project and look forward to the continued growth of Judson Mill’s thriving community.”

The Judson Mill District aims to provide affordable places to live, work, and play and is now home to a variety of tenants including Lofts at Judson Mill, BlocHaven, Feed & Seed, Jud Hub, The Foundry at Judson Mill, SeamonWhiteside, Magnetic South Brewery, Stumpy’s Hatchet House, High Spirits Hospitality, Play Café at Judson Mill, and HRP Associates.

BUILDINGS magazine’s spring sustainability issue is available in both print and ​​digital formats. Learn more about Judson Mill by visiting its website or contacting MPS.

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