DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The historic White Mill building in Danville is getting a new look.

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced Tuesday, Dec. 6 it received the final approval to start the White Mill project on Memorial Drive. IDA says the White Mill building will be converted into a multi-use project featuring apartments and commercial spaces.

“This is going to be a beautiful building. It will be part of a campus that will include a riverfront park. There is going to be a lot of activity on the riverfront,” said City Manager, Ken Larking.

IDA says the building will include over 150 one to three-bedroom units on the top three floors. They say some of the apartments will be loft-style. The first two floors of the building will be reserved for 147,000 square feet of commercial space. IDA says the building will also have 219 interior parking spaces on the lower level for tenants.

(Photo Courtesy: City of Danville )

According to a press release, IDA is partnering with The Alexander Company to complete the project. The release states the new building will include a Riverwalk Trail that will connect to the King Memorial Bridge.

“Once work gets underway, everybody is going to be excited about this project,” said IDA chairman Neal Morris said. “This is a good day. It was a total team effort.”