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A local real estate group is involved in a development proposal that would include a  five-story building on Tennessee Street that would include 112 residential units with retail spaces on the ground floor, and possibly even a boutique grocer. [COURTESY]

FLORENCE — A local real estate group has a vision of a $49.5 million five-story mixed-use development on Tennessee Street that would include 112 residential units with retail spaces on the ground floor.

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(3) comments

Jerry DeGregory

Mayor Holt certainly got it right, the Bobo "vision" described in this article "has a big-city feel." But if the mayor thinks THAT is a good thing, he has it wrong after all. The city of Florence has a well-balanced, thriving college town atmosphere. It's downtown area, unlike that of many big cities, is not a dangerous, uninviting place to be after dark. It is filled with attractive, enjoyable places to visit day and night and those of us who have lived here for decades enjoy the fact that it is NOT a big city. Please think about what makes Florence attractive to so many of us. It is not its big city ambiance because it doesn't have one--THAT is a good thing.

Rosalie DeGregory

Let those who have visions pay for their visions. We all have many visions that would help US, but most of us don't look for taxpayer money to do it for us.

Drew Talley

This a private development.

This would be huge for Florence and the entire Shoals. This is beautiful building! Please make this project happen! That would make downtown look so cool! 🤞🤞🤞

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