Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a quick tour of the Lincoln Mills Project going on just outside downtown Huntsville.
After having a day to sit and process everything I saw: This place is going to be absolutely incredible, and Huntsville is lucky to have this development.
For those non-Alabamians, Huntsville used to be home to four textile mills -- Lincoln, Dallas, Lowe and Merrimack mills. Dallas no longer exists, while Lincoln, Merrimack and Lowe have all been restored by three independent local developers. Now, Leah and I have a particular interest in this, being that we work at one of them.
However, Lincoln Mills is going to be totally different than what's happening at Lowe and Merrimack. The entire project is really a multi-use facility that incorporates lofts (for rent, no condos!), a restaurant, Greengate School, a brewery (Straight to Ale) and rental space for events. If you haven't been by lately, you ought to take a drive down Meridian Street.
Follow their progress over at the Lincoln Mills blog.