Evans Street Revitalization Plan

Brennan Associates / City of Florence

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Nine buildings in Florence, SC were selected as candidates for adaptive reuse in a master planning study focused on revitalization of the city's downtown area. Designed in collaboration with Brennan Associates, the plan allows for the development of up to 96 residential units in the selected buildings, with street levels reserved for retail, office, and other commercial uses. Goals identified in the study included providing housing opportunities to local students and professionals, encouraging economic development, and transforming the character of the downtown area. The buildings' facades would be restored to their original characters, while interior renovations and other improvements would update the spaces to current code standards. The reconditioned facades, ground level commercial uses, and integration of the buildings with small scale public park spaces would animate the streets, making the downtown more pedestrian friendly, more active, and a more desirable place to live.