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  1. https://www.scnow.com/news/local/m-development-to-include-apartments-town-homes-hotel-office-building/article_ae27e4f8-846f-5c98-8189-dede957812ac.html Major development downtown.
  2. I've heard rumor that FMU is wanting to redevelop the Florentine Apartments property - and by redevelop, I mean tear down and build new. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the topic of the city council meeting.
  3. I've been trying to get a definitive answer as to when and why the floor was removed, but no one seems to know. The date on the original photo is 1908, and I found the following photo which looks like the 1940s judging by the cars, and the floor had been removed by then.
  4. I've attached 3 images of the building on the corner of Irby and Evans where Carolina Bank is restoring what was an originally a masonic temple for their new home office. The pictures are the building as it was originally, how it looks now with the 3rd floor removed, and the architects rendering of the restoration.
  5. Florence Civic Center expansion underway. http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_400ebad4-f571-11e6-bb1b-e709085ad52f.html Food, Artisan, and Warehouse District coming downtown. http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_cd6f4190-f25c-11e6-9392-53799bfc0524.html
  6. This article contains an rendering of the planned hotel. http://www.scnow.com/news/article_e7865648-484a-11e6-9839-27ec110d55fb.html
  7. Hyatt Place hotel coming to the corner of Dargan and E. Evans. http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/32425802/103-room-hyatt-place-hotel-coming-to-downtown-florence
  8. Judicial Center groundbreaking was today. http://www.scnow.com/news/article_ff364b4a-08a3-11e6-b43c-13b718c8dd52.html
  9. This is really exciting! http://www.scnow.com/news/education/article_6eb2e964-cad9-11e5-8688-7b567415eb68.html FLORENCE, S.C. — If all goes as planned, Florence will be home to a renovated McClenaghan High School, Poynor Adult Education Center and R.N. Beck Child Development Center in five years. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, administration officials of Florence School District One, the city of Florence and Francis Marion University announced a partnership to renovate the three buildings and start a magnet high school for the arts and health sciences. All of the
  10. It's official. County Council approved funding of the Judicial Center this morning. http://www.scnow.com/news/politics/article_94d470f0-ffc7-11e4-8dec-53ba5d71b74c.html
  11. The Judicial Center is moving ahead quickly. From the Morning News: http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_1bf21040-fe94-11e4-9186-4b5734206643.html FLORENCE, S.C. – After at least a decade of discussions, studies, meetings and planning , the Florence County Council is set to approve up to $42 million in bonds for a new judicial center. The council will hold a public hearing and discuss the details of those installment purchase revenue bonds to fund the proposed judicial center. The center is planned to be built across from the County Complex on $3 million worth of land the count
  12. Rendering of the proposed Judicial Center. Your thoughts?
  13. I was just reading through this topic and I'm amazed how much progress has been made in my hometown since this topic was started. I am excited for the future of Florence!
  14. http://www.scnow.com/news/progress/article_b2d67006-cdb0-11e4-bb09-fb9dc1f05912.html
  15. Another downtown jobs announcement: http://www.scnow.com/news/business/local/article_61dd3d64-ccad-11e4-b669-43291e44e089.html
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