Dan River Falls construction project continues to make remarkable strides

It’s been a little over 6 months since construction started on the White Mill restoration project, and the city is getting closer to transforming it into the crown jewel along the Dan River.

The 550,000-square-foot building has come a long way. So far crews are 50% done with installing new windows and a fresh coat of paint is being added to the outside. The framing for the apartments is 75% complete.

David Vos, Development Project Manager for Alexander Company, says the apartments will be a hot commodity.

“The views are just incredible, these massive 24-foot wide openings, and when you’re standing up in the loft, you’re looking directly right down to the river, so it’s going to be exciting, people will be jumping for the opportunity to lease those units because they’re just beautiful,” Vos said.

There is a waitlist for people who are interested in living in the apartment, but applications will not be accepted until the project is closer to being completed.

A percentage of units are set aside as workforce housing, so people who earn 80% of the median income and families who are at 80% of the median income qualify for those units.

“We want to provide quality housing not only for the people that live in Danville but also for future employers that want to attain and retain employees that have some great quality housing and a vibrant downtown they can enjoy,” Vos said.

As Danville continues to grow, more opportunities are popping up, Vos says the path that Danville is what attracted the Alexander Company to Danville.

“A lot of the groundwork has already been laid in, especially in the River District, and that’s what really impressed us about Danville, to begin with, was the community together and saying we want to rebuild the city,” Vos said.

The next phase of the project is securing commercial retail and restaurant tenants for the first floor and a portion of the second floor.

Other amenities that will be in Dan River Falls are a community and fitness room and an outdoor covered patio. Vos says that are also working on plans for a dog grooming and washing station.

Construction is still on track to be completed in 2024.

Original Article by Cherisse Hoffman (ABC13 News)