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Uniting historic reuse, urban redevelopment and greenspace principles, Ix has established a signature multi-use destination in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Committed to the pursuit of a community that is both aesthetic and sustainable, Ix integrates old and new, arts and business, into a vibrant green urban matrix.

Hidden in a broad green valley only two blocks from Charlottesville's historic downtown mall, IX transformed the site of the old Frank Ix and Sons Textile Factory into a diverse mixed-use community where hundreds of people work and play every day. Sprawling over seventeen acres, the retail, office and arts and crafts spaces are latticed with convenient parking and compact green park areas.

Built over the span of a half century, the factory building incorporated a timeline of styles. In a tribute to its original beauty, IX maintained the open wood ceilings, wide concourses and ambient light wells of the old textile mill. Today, the common areas display a range of natural elements and varying styles from the warmth of cork floors and Italian plaster to the serenity of slate and greyboard banked with greenery that stretches toward environmentally-friendly sun pipes.

Rarely does such creative leadership guide so large a parcel of historic acreage in the middle of a downtown area. The result is innovative development, arts patronage and environmental stewardship that is not just a benefit to IX tenants, but to the entire community.

Seventeen acres
300,000+ square feet
Zoned M-1
HUBZone (Historically Underused Business Zone)
Thousands of trees, shrubs and flowers
Over 700 parking spots
Close to historic downtown mall
Easy access to 1-81 and US 29
One mile from 1-64