COMING SOON TO BELMONT.

 
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A project nearly seven years in the making will begin this month in Belmont, just a hop, skip and jump away from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Chronicle Mill, a former yarn-manufacturing plant, has been vacant for years, but that will soon change. Husband and wife team John and Jennifer Church purchased the mill in 2013 and have been working for years behind the scenes to reinvent the building to be a commercial and living space. Construction is expected to begin in February, Jennifer Church says.

It's been a long road because Church and her husband were committed to finding a developer who would work with them to save the mill, rather than tearing down to build something new. She anticipates the renovation will cost $35 million, much more than if the couple had decided to...

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