Renaissance City Center

When the owners of a previously developed commercial property approached us for the construction of their redevelopment, they had residents top of mind.

Project Overview

Florence, Alabama, is a tight-knit community. Situated on in the beautiful north Alabama region known to locals as The Shoals, Florence has been dubbed “The Renaissance City.” Fittingly, the town has a shopping center bearing the same nickname.

The existing space, formerly a food store, was demolished to make room for a new structure housing other types of retail including a Hibbett’s and Books-A-Million and a 54,000 square foot Publix. 

After working with consultants, it became apparent to us that the existing storm water management system had impacted this location and the surrounding area for years. To solve the problem, we took storm water management underground.

The buried system meant we could reuse the existing asset of property, keep disruption of the adjacent land minimal and, most importantly, use the space we saved to foster community connectivity. The result is a 151,000 gallon network of detention chambers below impervious parking areas—and a City Center the Shoals area can be proud of.