The Thread

Adaptive Reuse

Rock Hill, SC

Project Type

Adaptive Reuse, Hospitality & Entertainment, Mixed-use, Restaurants, Specialty Retail


400,000 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Site Design, Brand Consulting, Digital Visualization

The City of Rock Hill’s vision and Economic Development Master Plan is to reinvigorate this old textile corridor into a progressive innovation corridor called Knowledge Park District.

At the heart of the new pedestrian-centric linear park, named Storyline, lies "The Thread", an adaptive re-use of the 7+acre site and old Baxter Mill Building. Partnering with The Keith Corporation. the design pays homage to the past by retaining as much of the existing details within the building as possible to convey the project's authentic nature. Phase-one, of this three-story mixed-use redevelopment project, will feature 30,000 sf of exciting retail & destination restaurants, 150,000 sf of spacious Class-A creative offices, along with a new event and entertainment area, called the Freight Yard. Situated between Winthrop University and historic Downtown Rock Hill, The Thread sits between the two most bustling parts of the city.

Interactive 360 Tour

Our Digital Visualization team developed this fully interactive 360 virtual tour to help showcase the experience of the space prior to completion.

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