Reliance Capital Management, LLC / Shoppes of Florence


Location: Florence, Kentucky

Size: 21,200/New Construction
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Awards:  Peoples Choice Award - Tri-State Masonry Institute

The City of Florence and Boone County officials were committed to developing this area into an upscale shopping destination, improving the character of an aged district of pad retailers, on a tight and oddly-configured site. Featuring "lifestyle design", this development consists of two buildings housing well-known retailers, a coffee shop and bookstore, all of which have maintained best-performing sales status in the region.

The scale and select materials of the façade are key elements of the design. The towers draw attention to the complex and are ideally situated to create an iconic identity. The masonry palette is artfully detailed without being complicated, and provides identity opportunities for the tenants with simple canopies and signage.