Smart Growth in Action: Willard Mill
Housing Vermont and the Champlain Housing Trust have redeveloped the old Willard Mill, an industrial building located in St. Albans. The building has been converted to 27 units of housing and is 100% occupied. With the exception of three units, which are rented at market rate, the remaining 24 units are affordable housing.
Formerly home to the Leader Evaporator facility, a manufacturer of equipment for the production of maple syrup, Willard Mill is located in the downtown district of St. Albans. The close proximity to downtown retailers makes it easier for residents to walk and have access to the services they need. The site’s redevelopment is an important step in enhancing the economic vitality of St. Albans.