The Town of Vinton is accepting proposals for the redevelopment of the former Holdren’s Country Store/Gish’s Mill at 350 Gus Nicks Blvd. The nearly 14,000-square-foot former mill, retail and warehouse is located on approximately 1.5 acres.
This town-owned property is highly visible and is located on a major travel corridor with an average daily traffic count of over 22,000 vehicles and is well suited for a mixed-use redevelopment to potentially include retail, office, restaurant and hospitality.
It is just across Gus Nicks Boulevard from the William Byrd Apartments currently being renovated by Waukeshaw Developers with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2018. The property is within easy walking distance of the Roland E. Cook Lofts, the Vinton Library, the Glade Creek Greenway, Twin Creeks Brewing Company, the Star City Playhouse, and downtown Vinton.
It is potentially eligible for historic tax credits through the Virginia and National Historic Landmark designations in which a developer could receive up to 45 percent of construction costs through the credits. Re-subdividing or rezoning requests will be considered.
Vinton Town Council has endorsed a Conceptual Redevelopment Plan for the site that was created by Hill Studio and is available at http://vintonva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1064.
All responses to this request for proposal should be submitted on or before 3 p.m. on July 31 to Town of Vinton, 311 South Pollard Street, Vinton, 24179.
Questions should be addressed to Assistant Town Manager/Economic Development Director Pete Peters at 343-1508 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.