The Mill

Mixed Use Building

The Mill

Mixed Use Building

Institution Type:

 Commercial Client

Project Class:

 Mixed Use Facility, Historical Renovation, Multi-family Housing, Office Building, Site Improvement

Project Delivery System:

 CM-At Risk

Construction Type:


With 80,000 SF demolished (a half-block segment that paralleled 25th Street, starting at Eighth Avenue), this mixed-use project breathes life into the former ‘Silk Mill’.

Space includes office areas on the first through fourth floors, a restaurant, a café, and 11 residential units on the fourth floor. Office spaces can range from 2,000 SF to 8,600 SF. The building’s façade was renovated and preserved with windows now re-arched as they had been in the past and the smokestack was restored. Materials salvaged from the demolished wing were kept to authentically restore the structure.

The project won the 2019 First Frontier Urban Transformation Award from the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation.

Space is available for fitout and lease. More information can be found on LoopNet.

Details and Awards

Total Square Feet


Renov Square Feet


Start Date


Substantial Completion



2424 Eighth Ave., Altoona, PA, 16602


Silk Mills Properties, Inc.

Construction Manager

Leonard S. Fiore


OGP Architects, Hightstown, NJ

Civil Engineer

Keller Engineers, Inc., Hollidaysburg, PA

Structural Engineer

Diviney & Associates, Hollidaysburg, PA

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