Porterdale Mill Lofts – Covington
The conversion of three abandoned mill buildings east of Atlanta near Covington, Georgia is transforming the sleepy town of Porterdale into a model of historic preservation, adaptive reuse and mixed-use planning.
The project is composed of 149 residential units, seven retail spaces, two restaurants, community room, pool, and covered parking, all within the shells of existing structures on the site. The complex’s main building features views of the Yellow River, which not only runs alongside the building but runs through passages in its lowest levels.
This project has won the Marguerite N. Williams Award (2007) and Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Excellence in Rehabilitation Award (2007).