Work is underway on the Mill District neighborhood and already, big changes are evident. According to Jim Hall, our director of design and construction, to this point site developments fall into two major categories: Off-site improvements and on-site improvements.
At Mill District, sustainability is central to everything we do. It drives us to be smart about the way we approach our project. It reminds us to take only what we must as we develop our corner of Wine Country. It encourages us to minimize our impact on the City of Healdsburg as a whole. Managing Director David Hill calls sustainability our “guiding light,” and that metaphor seems apt. All told, there are five components of our commitment to sustainability.
After five years of planning and dreaming about developing our new neighborhood on the southeast side of the roundabout in downtown Healdsburg, we are thrilled to announce that Mill District is under construction. Our Director of Construction and Design Jim Hall agrees this news is worth shouting from the rooftops. “Approvals and in turn starting construction in California takes time,” he said. “The fact that we can finally put shovels in the ground is huge for Mill District and Healdsburg.”
Dirt is flying these days at the Mill District site—an exhilarating development that officially has kicked off construction on the project.
Some might consider August to be the “dog days of summer,” but last month was a busy time for us at Mill District.
Now that the Mill District site is mostly clear of buildings from its former life, we are looking forward to advancing the design of our public infrastructure and buildings with the City.
The big story out of the Mill District site this month: Hoarding. No, we’re not amassing piles of silver spoons and other knickknacks—in this case, “hoarding” is the technical term for the temporary fencing around the perimeter of the site.
The year 2019 was a huge one for Mill District—our biggest yet. As we celebrate the milestones of the past 12 months, we look forward to the first quarter of 2020 and all we’ve yet to accomplish. To put it simply, we’re just getting started.
Mill District is well on its way to establishing itself as a center of bicycle culture in Northern California that many of us call “Ride Country.” Now we’ve got a big-time cycling team, too.
Every week brings new developments here at Mill District—some you can see and appreciate as you walk by, others that are happening behind the scenes. The most noticeable improvements have occurred on the south portion of the site and around the area that will become our park.