The Lace Factory building originally housed one of the original manufacturing businesses in Scottsville and as such, the building was one of the largest on Valley Street. Originally lace was manufactured on the second and third floors, and packaged for shipment on the ground floor which also contained the business offices. The lace business closed and the building served a variety of tenants until only the ground floor was occupied by several small retail concerns.
FPW was approached with the concept of an adaptive re- use of the building. The ground floor would continue as retail space serving a now growing community while the second and third floors and attic would be converted to residential units. The residential units opened up to a broad balcony extending along the length of the rear façade and connecting the units to a stair and elevator tower.
In keeping with the prescriptions of the Board of Architectural Review, the street façade was maintained with little change save a small canopy extending along the north elevation connecting the stair with the parking lot and extending to the street.