The city of New Albany is moving forward with a plan to transform an abandoned mill into a new city hall. The city council recently approved a $6 million proposal to redevelop the Reisz Building in partnership with Louisville-based Denton Floyd Real Estate Group.
The project is expected to take more than a year. Currently, New Albany city employees share space in the same building as Floyd County employees. The Reisz building opened in the mid-1850s as the Empire Flour Mill and has gone unused since 1974. It previously housed a furniture shop for more than 30 years and before that, a factory.
Indiana Landmarks says the building is part of a historic district on the National Register. You can connect to more about the project from the statewide preservation organization by clicking here.