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Historic Woodside Mill to be turned into apartments


WELCOME BACK. CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY ALREADY. THE OLD HISTORIC MILL IN THE CITY OF EASLEY. THE DEVELOPER PLANS TO INVEST MILLIONS TO CREATE NEW APARTMENTS. AND 7 NEWS REPORTER NICOLE FORD JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SITE OF THE OLD MILL WITH DETAILS ON THIS PROJECT. NICOLE? JUST OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN EASLEY IT WAS BUILT IN EARLY 1900S. IT CLOSED AROUND 1991 AND SAT ABANDONED. THE HISTORY WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND MOVING FORWARD THAT HISTORY WILL STILL PLAY A ROLE APARTMENTS AND THEY ARE SAID TO BE BUILT HERE ON THE OLD MILL SITE. AT THE HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUE IN EASLEY, SHEILA REFLEX IN WHICH HE CALLS THE GOOD OLD DAYS IN THE MILLTOWN. KEEP IT CLEAN AND I MEAN IT WAS NICE. THE WOODSIDE MILL ONCE THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY IS FORGOTTEN. A CHANGE IS COMING TO BRING LIFE BACK TO THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK. IT IS LONG TIME COMING. WE ARE SAVING ALL OF THIS.>>THE MAYOR SAYS CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY AS A DEVELOPER PLANS TO INVEST OVER $20 MILLION TO TRANSFORM THE MILL INTO 120 DEPARTMENTS. THIS IS NOT AN INSTANT PROJECT IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS. MAYBE LONGER THAN THAT. AND I HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT CLOSELY BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY I GREW UP IN ITS WHERE I ACTUALLY HAVE MY FIRST JOB. ‘S DOWNTOWN EASLEY GROWS. CITY OFFICIALS AND USE EXTENSION OF THE DOODLE TRAIL TO CONNECT THE PROJECT TO THE OTHER GROWING AREAS. MILLENIALS I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL THEM AND IT SEEMS TO BE A BIG SUCCESS AND INCREASED POPULATION HER TREMENDOUSLY. A MUCH-NEEDED ECONOMIC BOOM THAT WILL STILL KEEP THE HISTORY AND THE OLD TEXTILE COMMUNITY. IT WILL BRING MORE PEOPLE IN. THE DEVELOPER PLANS TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL FLOORING INSIDE THE MILL AS WELL AS THE ICONIC IDA SOUTHERN WATER TOWER IN THE DEVELOPMENT. IT IS ALREADY STARTED AND EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE IS DECEMBER 2020. IN EASLEY, NICOLE FORD, 7 NEWS. I HOPE YOU DO FANTASTIC

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