Working at the Southern Bleachery

The Upstate Business Journal recently did a story about our friends Lawrence  and Ashleigh Black’s work in helping to restore part of the 900,000-square-foot Piedmont Print Works (now known as Taylors Mill). This almost 100-year-mill had been vacant since the mid -1960s before developers finalized revitalization plans a few years back.

But the story by the amazing writer, Ariel Turner, highlighted what Lawrence and Ashley are doing to bring life the westernmost nine acres of the property. The couple already have been operating the Southern Bleachery event venue inside Taylors Mill, but now are taking on a bigger challenge.

According to the UBJ and Ariel:

“In the most basic of terms, the project, which will be named the Southern Bleachery, reviving the original name of the property, calls for four historic buildings totaling roughly 49,300  square feet to be renovated into event venues and restaurant spaces; the clearing of two-and-a-half miles of trails that intersect on the property that will tie into the proposed Enoree River Trail; the construction of a handful of live/work/play cottages along Mill Street; a full-scale relandscaping on the rolling hills between the sites into wide, open areas for families to congregate; a stage for concerts or events such as Shakespeare in the Park; repurposing of two concrete basin ponds; and creation of multiple parking areas.”

And humbly, this is where we at Zuendt Engineering come into the picture. We are the engineering team in charge of all of full civil engineering design. We are beyond excited to be part of this project. We like to think outside the box when it comes to development projects. We enjoy bringing new life to these historic buildings and the land surrounding them.

Or mill, if you have it.

The great thing about this project is we get to work with creative people doing creative things on a creative project. And in case, you weren’t paying attention. CREATIVE.