Loray Mill Loft Apartments and shoppes in Historic Loray Village
LIVE. WORK. PLAY. Welcome to the rebirth of a century old landmark: Historic Loray Mill
Situated just southwest of downtown Gastonia, the neighboring area surrounding the Loray Mill is known as Loray Mill Village. It was established in 1902 after the completion of the Loray Mill. Life revolved around the mill. Families in the neighborhood worked together and knew one another personally. Their children would gather at the mill's swimming pool in the summer, and parents could walk to the bank, the post office, or the grocery store, all within a few blocks. Through various ownerships, the mill and surrounding mill village finally was purchased by Firestone, Inc. in 1935 and life continued. Over the years, the mill houses were offered to the mill workers for purchase. The initial offering from Firestone was estimated at $500/room to the workers and Firestone provided some financing. Today, many of the mill houses remain occupied by former mill workers. But when the mill closed in 1993, everything changed. The grand old building began to fall apart, and took with it a sense of community.
Today, Loray Mill Loft Apartments and Shoppes is transforming the entire neighborhood.
The mill remains the centerpiece of Loray Mill Village, standing majestic at 6 stories tall. At the time of construction, Loray Mill was the largest mill under one roof in the world. The mill is renowned for both its architecture and many significant events that took place there. Its pioneering design which suppressed fire and the spread of fire through architectural features include rounded columns, separated stairwells and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system. These features were copied for years to come in other textile mills.
In April 2013, reconstruction began on the renovation of Phase I of the 600,000 square foot Loray Mill to a mixed-use community of live, work, play. Phase I features 189 loft apartments for rent and 80,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. The area surrounding the mill is under a revitalization of its own to include the installation of a brand new city park. Loray Mill Village is coming alive with a buzz of activity once again.
Call 855.350.1443 TODAY to reserve your new loft apartment home!
For more information on leasing the residential lofts please contact Drucker & Falk at (704) 659-0029.
Or for more information on the retail/commercial space available at Loray Mill pleas
I'm a current resident of Loray and have been residing here for 2 months. I absolutely love this place and would recommend living here to anyone. The on-site management is extremely professional, maintenance is prompt to resolve issues. I live in a 3 bedroom and love the space, walk in closets and updated fixtures. It feels like we live in something from the movies. The gym and pool are nice too but I haven't made it there yet. Growlers is convenient after a long day. Loray is truly an awesome place to live!
This place is very nice. I currently live here with my girlfriend and our 2 kids and blue our fish. Its very clean and the pool looks amazing. The staff is always helpful with what ever you ask and always have an answer none of this I will get back to you . The lofts are very spacious and the hallways are always clean ..... I would and will recommend this place to anyone that asks .
Loray Mill is a wonderful place to live! I have been a resident for 2 months now and it has been an excellent experience. Office management is professional, site maintenance is on point with requests and the interior halls are always clean. We enjoy visiting Growlers, the convenience of having a state of the art fitness center on-site and hope to see more retail join the Loray family soon! There is no better view and living in a loft eliminates the normal garden style apartment concerns. Highly recommended!
I love living here. The concrete floors, huge windows, 20' ceilings, exposed brick and other features (like a large storage area above one of the bathrooms!) make this a beautiful and functional place to live. The pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and fitness center are all excellent - and well-maintained. The office staff is professional, efficient, and very kind, and the maintenance staff efficient and friendly. The building is well insulated, resulting in very reasonable utility bills. In fact, during this past winter, I never had the heat on - not once! I searched the Charlotte area for 3 months, and the search ended as soon as I entered this historic building and viewed the model apartments.
We may have moved in too early but, a majority of the promised amenities have not come to fruition. This essentially means I am over paying for an okay apartment in a shady (at best) neighborhood.