Earlier this year the National Trust for Historic Preservation added the Pillsbury A Mill complex to its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list.
The buildings, which overlook the Mississippi River and have sweeping views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, are on the verge of being rehabbed into a 250-unit affordable housing complex for artists by a Twin Cities developer called Dominium. The $100 million project is still working its way through the municipal approval process, and the developer is still working on putting together a financing package that will include tax-increment financing. And while the developer has a signed purchase agreement, the deal has yet to close. In the meantime, here's a look at what Dominium has planned for the exterior of the 100-plus year-old mill site.