Built in the 1920’s and 30’s, the buildings at the Woolen Mills are the last remaining of an original 19th-century textile mill located at the junction of Moore’s Creek and the Rivanna River just outside of Charlottesville. This adaptive re-use project will open their unique structure and location to the public. The prime project tenant will be WillowTree, an industry-leading tech company founded in Charlottesville. Joining Willow Tree will be an expansive event space, craft microbrewery, restaurant, and a coffee and wine shop.
The existing structure will remain exposed throughout, accented by natural light from the existing large windows and clerestory skylights. Springpoint Structural has worked carefully with 3north Architects to design appropriate additions and modifications to the structure, including a large floor opening and a signature combined stair and bleacher.