The Historic Mill Houses make up just one neighborhood that surrounds downtown Rocky Mount. I have described them as gems, and I believe they are about to become diamonds in the rough!
There are residents in this neighborhood who have lovingly restored and cared for their homes over the years. The proposed BrewMill project by Capitol Broadcasting will put the Mill and this wonderful historic neighborhood on the map.
I may be wrong, but it seems like there are no two homes alike. They each have their own charming features, and some of them have huge lots.
Imagine a home with a yard, for your dog or garden, within walking distance of downtown. Thankfully, current residents and now Capitol Broadcasting have the imagination.
I like to think huge because after tackling the unknown and compromises, you still end up with something big.
Those who believe in the BrewMill project and can imagine themselves living in a restored mill house might want to get on a “list” as a future homeowner. Whether they will be rental properties for Capitol or homes for sale, I can imagine a bidding war between renters or home buyers to secure one of these unique homes; especially for some prime features, such as a large yard. Imagine how cool it will be to watch this neighborhood grow. There will undoubtedly be bike riders, joggers, dog walkers and all the other signs of life in a community. The Rocky Mount Telegram will have more houses on their paper delivery route. An increase in residents so near to downtown will likely spur development of small businesses to meet the needs of this neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. All the more why a Harris Teeter Express would be very popular!