Greylock Mill

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GREYLOCK MILL, NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS

Greylock Mill is a 240,000 SF former fine cotton spinning facility stretching 700 feet along Route 2 in North Adams, Massachusetts, at the top of Berkshire County near the borders of New York and Vermont.

A vibrant array of established cultural and educational institutions, including Mass MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, Williams College, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, are located within 5 miles of the site. The adaptive reuse of these grand structures will be a transformative revitalization project and a synergistic addition to the momentum already underway in the region.

In 1870, the successful industry of Greylock Mills resulted in substantial reinvestment to replace initial wooden structures with the granite and brick Main Mill building, along with an improved hydo-power system. Over the subsequent 60 years, the mill complex expanded to include the 4-story Spinning Building to the West, one-story Weave Sheds to the East, and Carding and Picker Rooms to the South. The integrity of the brick, steel, and wood structures is inspiring. The quality of space, with its industrial loft scale and ample natural light, is extraordinary. A vibrant mix of production, hospitality, and cultural uses will re-energize this complex and contribute to the growing economic strength of the Berkshire community.