The Gilbert (LEASE)

708 Gilbert Street
Durham, NC 27701

Submarket: Durham

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This rare, free-standing, and nationally recognized Historic Dye Mill has been repositioned for mixed-use. Located in the Cleveland-Holloway historic district of east downtown Durham, within a prime Durham County Opportunity Zone.

The Gilbert’s exposed brick, timber infrastructure, and dramatic thirty-foot ceilings, give it a distinctly-unique look. Extensive exterior renovations completed in 2018, including new parking lot, roof, exterior windows, and covered patio. Substantial interior renovations currently underway with permits pulled for the construction of ADA restrooms and an elevator to access the second floor. Also included in the renovation are plans to refinish the historic hardwood flooring and install a new HVAC system.

Suitable for a single-tenant or combination of office, retail, and light industrial; The Gilbert’s current zoning allows for a wide variety of uses including: restaurant, bar, retail, medical office, office, and light industrial.


  • Size

    29,615 sq ft

  • Year Built

    1920 | Full exterior renovation in 2018

  • Total Available

    29,615 sq ft

  • Lease Rate

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  • Sales Rate

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  • Zoning


  • Acreage

    1.24 acres

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