Downtown Design Guidelines

The City of Florence includes historic neighborhoods whose preservation and restoration are critical to the maintenance of a unique sense of place. There are seven distinct overlay districts which have additional criteria for development in order to ensure that their unique characteristics are preserved. Those criteria are specified in the Design Guidelines for Downtown Florence, SC. Proposed changes to properties within the overlay districts are required to be reviewed by Planning staff and the Design Review Board, when necessary.

Download the City of Florence Design Guidelines (PDF).