The Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program (OCJRP, O.C.J.R.P., J.R.P. or JRP) was begun in 1995 with primary funding from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to renovate and restore major Arab historic and residential sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Program has been able to expand through funds raised for specific JRP projects. By encouraging the use of traditional materials and careful restoration techniques, the Program aims to influence local restoration practices as well as to improve the social and economic conditions for inhabitants. The Program is implemented by an interdisciplinary technical team of urban planners, architects and archeologists and uses the expertise of local craftsmen.
The mill occupies the ground floor of a three story building thought to date back to the nineteenth century. Abandoned for more than forty years, it was used as a flour mill and bakery, and later as stables. It comprises four cross-vaulted rooms, with a total area of 160 sq. meters.
The rehabilitation work aimed at adapting the building to be used as a modern computer center while maintaining its originality and cultural value. The restoration work eliminated humidity and dampness, allowing in more light by adding glass doors to the two entrances. The earth-compacter floor was paved with marble and two toilets and a kitchenette were added.
Source: Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Programme