Our Work

The Mill at Vicksburg


Vicksburg, MI


Hopkins Burns Design Studio



Project Description

The Mill at Vicksburg is a massive restoration and renovation project intended to bring the former Lee Paper Mill back to life with a new purpose. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the project is the second in Michigan to be approved for the Transformational Brownfield Plan. The goal is to preserve and revive a piece of the Kalamazoo paper-making history while building a community asset for generations to come. 


Construction began in 2016 with urgent repairs to the roof to prevent weather damage. Current and ongoing work includes additional roof replacement, interior and exterior stabilization, ACM and paint abatement, selective demolition, extensive masonry restoration, updated electric, HVAC & plumbing systems and window replacement. Monitoring and testing of the building and grounds is continuous.


Upon completion, The Mill at Vicksburg’s 416,000 square foot space will be the home to indoor and outdoor music festivals, an event venue, a brewery museum, agricultural demonstration plots, craft food and beverage production and a boutique hotel with residential units.