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NPR report.  Oct 10 2008                            Historic Sacramento Mill Renovated as New Housing                                                  

Sacramento Business Journal: Sept 2008 Globe Mills wins redevelopment Award                                                               

Comstock's Magazine: Dec 2008          1913 Globe Mills brought back to life.

 Sacramento Magazine: Dec 2008

A New Beginning for Historic Globe Mills  Winter 2009

LandLink Urban Land Institute Sacramento 




2008 Award for Redevelopment Excellence                                                    The Globe Mills won 2008 Redevelopment Excellence from National  Association of Large Housing Finance Agency.

2009 Award for  Residential Redevelopment                                        The Globe Mills won 2009 Award for Excellence in the Residential Redevelopment/Rehabilitation category from the California Redevelopment Association (CRA)



Quick Facts about THE GLOBE MILLS for more click here>>

Transit Oriented Development located directly on a major light rail line, with transportation choices including rail, bus, car, bicycle, walking and mini car /moped.
Energy Efficient and Green :The project exceeds energy conservation standards by over 20%, and incorporates such features as cool roofing, individual gas water heaters at each senior unit, and separated utilities to give tenants the information they need to monitor their energy use.
Smart Growth infill development with a density of over 150 units per acre
Historic Adaptive Reuse conversion of historic silos and milling buildings into new uses
Mixed Use including affordable senior housing, market rate edgy lofts, and commercial
Brownfield cleaning up a formerly abandoned industrial site for a new life
Urban Infill Redevelopment a major boost and catalyst to the historic Alkali Flat neighborhood
Public Private Partnership bringing together the Redevelopment Agency, the State Tax Credit Allocation Committee and Federal Tax Credits, grants, loans, private equity, and private development resources.
Diversity in living environment with both affordable senior and market rate lofts, and many project amenities that encourage development of an on-site community such as work out room, multipurpose recreation room with pool table and HD media, large laundry facility with gathering and food functions, and on site management.

Over a decade in the re-making- this is The Globe Mills........                                                                                                                        
    A thriving place of industry, livelihood and utility became, with the passage of time, a broken scene of hazard, decay and blight. When the last Pillsbury worker locked the gates in 1965, there was no future envisioned here. Picturesque in its resolute resistance to just rotting away, attacked by a series of fires, vandalism and finally a city order to demolish, the Globe has persisted - as if the place itself, the memories, the dreams of lives played out here over  100 years, refuse to let go. A city block of concrete five story silos, a burned out milling plant, and the toxic remnants of a former transmission repair shop -- transform that into

Affordable senior housing, hip market rate rental lofts,  neighborhood commercial, a mixed use neighborhood  and a major boost to revitalization of Alkali Flats


Click on the thumbnail pictures  to find out more about THE GLOBE MILLS

Saving The Globe Mills

In 1913 Phoenix Mills bought an existing Mill at 12th and C and hired architect J.P. Herald to design a new................

Silos at  The Globe Mills

How many silos are there in the Globe Mills project???               Learn more about the  silos..............................

Globe Mills Timeline

From 1903 when 12th and C was acquired Phoenix Mills to the Grand opening almost 100 years later...............

The Phoenix Flour Mill Buildings

In 1913 Phoenix Mill bought a mill site at 12th and C to create a design for "The Most Modern milling facility.....

Barley Mill

The story of the Barley Mill which was a part of the Globe Mills complex was lost in Decay.....................

Machinery at  The Globe Mills

One Big machine: The Globe Mills entire site with its twelve buildings on half a city block........

Visual poetry of The Globe Mills

Discover the history of The globe Mills  from first construction to fire, damage and reborn.....


New Buildings at The Globe Mills NB'S

Creation of the affordable senior components in two new components.....

Windows for the Globe Mills Loft

There are over 150 windows only in the Mill Loft units and almost every window condition is unique ....


Architectural Drawings

Architectural rendering on the Globe Mills project..............

Saving the Water Tower

The Globe Mills water tank has been an icon from its construction in 1914. Perched on a concrete platform...........

A tribute to the Globe Mills Team

The revitalization of the Globe Mills is the result of the hard work, collaboration, creativity...




Historic Images


Pre Construction


 During Construction


 Grand Opening Celebration

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