$70M makeover turns historic Charlotte mill into retail, offices

A $70 million overhaul of the historic Savona Mill in Charlotte’s West End has reached the finish line.

Redevelopment of the 108-year-old textile mill began in February 2022 and is slated to deliver within the week. The project, led by Atlanta-based developer Portman Holdings, encompasses about 180,000 square feet of office space, 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, several outdoor and open-air patio spaces, a rooftop deck and an outdoor plaza that leads to a small amphitheater for live music and public community events.

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John Ball, Foundry Commercial market leader, said although no tenants have signed leases yet, interest is high.

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