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Take a tour of the progress at Germantown Mill lofts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An old antique mall is getting closer to welcoming its first residents as a rental community.

Inside the historic building on Goss Avenue, there's a lot of work underway to make 184 loft apartments a reality. The building was built in 1889 and was once a cotton mill, and then the old Goss Avenue Antique Mall.

It's already taking shape and being transformed into the Germantown Mill Lofts, just two months after renovations began.

“They'll have a kitchen in this area. All new cabinetry and new appliances,” said Jeff Underhill, one of the developers, as he gave WDRB's Tamara Evans a tour.

Inside, you can see the framing for some of the interior walls.

“This is the living room space out here, with extremely large window openings. All of these are getting new windows with thermopane glass and big plantation style blinds,” Underwood said.

All the lofts will have one or two bedrooms and the cost will range anywhere from $750 to $1250 dollars a month.

Jeff Underhill with Underhill Associates is one of the developers and says they wanted the building to keep its original character, with modern touches.

“With its hardwood floors, and exposed brick, high ceilings, and it's big beams,” said Underhill.

The finished product will include one or two restaurants, a cafe, and fitness center.

The apartments will be modeled after other apartments from across the country that are in old mills and warehouses.

In an enclosed space behind the building, there will eventually be a pool.

Old wood from a building that was torn down outside will also be re-used in parts of the project.

Underhill is hoping to bring the history of the old cotton mill to the lofts and would eventually like to see it bring more people to this neighborhood.

He's happy to see progress underway in the historic building.

“It's the largest building on the national historic registry in the city of Louisville that is un-renovated, so in itself it occupies a whole city block; a quarter of a million square feet,” said Underhill.

The apartments are expected to be ready by the end of next year.

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