The Florence Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was developed in 2014 by the City of Florence with input from residents to preserve, connect and bridge some of the oldest gateway neighborhoods to downtown by restoring the vibrancy of these neighborhoods one block at a time. The Florence Neighborhood Revitalization Plan is a comprehensive revitalization plan that will enhance the overall desirability of Florence as a place to live, increase the City’s regional competitiveness, set the stage for catalytic development and build off the recent success within and around the downtown area. The focus is three (3) downtown neighborhoods – North Florence, Northwest Florence, and East Florence.
These important neighborhoods are gateways to downtown with transformative model block programs within each neighborhood. These challenged communities in North, Northwest and East Florence will ultimately be transformed into first class, mixed income neighborhoods.
Transformation takes time! Unlike traditional development projects, redevelopment of North Florence, Northwest Florence, and East Florence will not have the luxury of linear development phases. Stabilization and revitalization of the neighborhoods will occur at the same time but will also be integrated – existing residents will have the opportunity to improve their quality of life and stay in the neighborhoods, while at the same time, attracting new families. Over a twelve-month period, residents provided input and feedback that informed the design of neighborhood redevelopment policies and programs for the three (3) neighborhoods.