Josh Rogers of Historic Macon says the company that planned to re-develop the old Atlantic Cotton Mills building plans to visit the city on April 5 to view possible new sites.
The North Carolina company The Landmark Group planned to create a 106-loft facility in a $13 million project, Rogers said, but did not close on the deal before the property burned.
Without the building, Rogers says The Landmark Group cannot continue the project at the site, because it was only possible with historic preservation tax credits available for converting a historic building.
"That was more heartbreaking than losing the building," Rogers said, "watching that sense of purpose and our cooperation and all the good energy around it just go up in smoke."
The Macon-Bibb Fire Department says the building is a complete loss, after a fire gutted it Thursday afternoon.