Town to host meeting on Historic Mill Feasibility Study on July 30
The Windsor Downtown Development Authority is hosting a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. July 30, when the preliminary findings of the Historic Mill Feasibility Study will be presented.
The meeting will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 301 Walnut St., in the Town Board Chambers. Holtkamp Planning will provide a presentation that will include initial concepts that they have developed. The public is invited to hear the presentation and to provide comments on the concepts that are being presented.
The mill was built in 1899 and was designed to operate as a flour mill and grain elevator. Following World War I, the milling operation closed due to economic changes that gave rise to the more lucrative sugar beet crop. The mill building was used as a livestock feed storage facility from 1919 to around 1990, and in part as a commercial retail building until being closed by tornado damage on May 22, 2008.
The DDA received a matching grant from the Department of Local Affairs for $20,000 for a feasibility study of the Historic Flour Mill located at 301 Main St., and within the DDA boundary.
The feasibility study determined the most appropriate property uses, building uses and realistic financial strategies for the protection, restoration and redevelopment of the mill.