May Hosiery has long been a site of innovation. Its history starts with Jacob May, who bought the land in 1908 and ran a successful factory until 1965. During Jacob’s ownership, May Mill produced the socks for the crew of Apollo 11, which landed on the moon in 1969. Since 1983, the building has been abandoned as a factory and inhabited by creative studios.
DAAD is currently working with the developer to renovate eleven buildings on the property by transforming more than 198,000 sq ft into Class A business offices, restaurants, and retail while maintaining the original character. As the industrial neighborhood, Wedgewood Houston, grows and develops into a place to live, play and work, DAAD has collaborated with the property owners to communicate their vision to the residents, neighbors and stakeholders to develop successful partnerships.