Construction of the Florence Community Plaza has commenced

July 19, 2017 by  

Work on the Florence Community Plaza along Mall Road is underway

The Mall Road project is located next door to Snuggies and opposite Planet Fitness. The property where the Plaza is being constructed was given to the City of Florence in 2016. Tom Green donated the land with the understanding that it would be turned into a community park.

Upon receiving the gift from Green, the city promptly consulted with Viox & Viox, Florence City Engineer, to come up with a strategy for developing the property for the enjoyment of the community. Following much brainstorming, a plan was formulated to turn the space into somewhere to recognize local people who serve the community.

Statues of Fire/EMS, Police and other Public Services Departments will have statues displayed in the Florence Community Plaza. Each of the commemorative features will be surrounded by brick pavers, which will be put up for sale to those wishing to have a retired city employee’s name engraved on them. Brochures detailing the future Plaza would likely include pricing for the bricks and a map with them numbered to assist people in locating their loved one’s name.

The city anticipates that the Florence Community Plaza will be used as a community gathering spot where the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, City Night Outings, and other community events will take place.