The Importance of Design Guidelines

The goal of these guidelines is to build a frame-work within which builders, developers, homeowners and City government can actively in revitalizing Downtown Florence, secure in the knowledge that their individual contributions will reinforce the whole. They distill regional and local character and materials and utilize them to ensure that existing historic buildings can best express the character of this unique place, and so that new development is neither a historic recreation of another time and place nor an open-air mall.

In addition, the guidelines expand upon and explain the design intent of the previously completed Master Plan to ensure that new development and restoration of existing buildings will create a new, dynamic, harmonious and unique downtown of which all citizens can be proud.

Click this link to learn more and to download the Design Guidelines for the City of Florence.