Pressure Is On To Decide Future of Grey Hosiery Mill

Hendersonville – Hendersonville leaders will be asked to take up a subject of long debate during a City Council meeting Thursday – the future of the Grey Hosiery Mill property. But this time, a sense of urgency fills the air as a state tax credit that enticed prospective developers in the past is set to expire later in the year.

Hendersonville City Manager John Connet plans to update the council on discussions he has had with groups interested in redeveloping the property, noted to be the last remaining relic of industrial buildings within city limits.

Preservation North Carolina, a nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization, and a new prospective developer have both shown interest in the property, according to Connet.

Preservation N.C. has built a reputation across the state and nation for promoting and protecting historic properties. The group has a knack for connecting decaying properties, whose dreams of development have fallen through the cracks, with developers who give the sites new life, according to Connet.

(Times-News, 3/6/14)

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