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Phillip M. Lookadoo

Director, Department of Planning, Research and Development

City of Florence

HQ Phone:  (843) 665-3113

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City of Florence

180 North Irby Street

Florence, South Carolina,29501

United States

Company Description

The City of Florence, SC Purchasing and Contracting Procedures Manual is designed to describe and explain the responsibilities for administration of the City's purchasing and contracting program. This manual defines the procedures to be utilized in the daily a...more

Background Information

Employment History

November


Affiliations

Florence County

Study Team Member


American Institution of Certified Planners

Member


Education

geography

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


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FLATS - Planning - Offices - County of Florence

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Phillip Lookadoo, Director, City of Florence Planning, Research, and Development


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Florence, too, held a contest for three months of free rent, said Phillip Lookadoo, director of urban planning and development for the city of Florence.
DSI and a group of building owners are offering four months, November through February. "It was designed as a one-time thing to see how successful it was," said Lookadoo, who was among the organizers of Pop Up Florence. The Florence program also offered three months of free utilities, and a downtown development group paid for the business license. Two shops -- Hapi Balance yoga studio and Railroad Junction arts collective -- opened in early 2011 as a result of the incentives. The yoga studio has since closed, but Railroad Junction continues to do well, said Lookadoo. "We turned the rent over to them, and now they're on their own," said Lookadoo. While only one business survived, Lookadoo said he believes Pop Up Florence helped attract other projects, including plans for a downtown hotel. "We are seeing a lot of momentum," said Lookadoo. "We feel it brought a lot of new attention to the downtown." Florence has a population of 37,000, though the urban area has a population of 70,000, he said. Florence, too, held a contest for three months of free rent, said Phillip Lookadoo, director of urban planning and development for the city of Florence. DSI and a group of building owners are offering four months, November through February. "It was designed as a one-time thing to see how successful it was," said Lookadoo, who was among the organizers of Pop Up Florence. The Florence program also offered three months of free utilities, and a downtown development group paid for the business license. Two shops -- Hapi Balance yoga studio and Railroad Junction arts collective -- opened in early 2011 as a result of the incentives. The yoga studio has since closed, but Railroad Junction continues to do well, said Lookadoo. "We turned the rent over to them, and now they're on their own," said Lookadoo. While only one business survived, Lookadoo said he believes Pop Up Florence helped attract other projects, including plans for a downtown hotel. "We are seeing a lot of momentum," said Lookadoo. "We feel it brought a lot of new attention to the downtown." Florence has a population of 37,000, though the urban area has a population of 70,000, he said.


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Executive Director Phillip Lookadoo agreed, saying that is the main goal of the contest.


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Today there's a remarkable difference to downtown compared to just five years ago, says Phillip Lookadoo, executive director of Urban Planning & Development for the City of Florence.
He said attitudes are shifting in the city; people who once were skeptical about the success of revitalization efforts are finally seeing the fruit of years of work. Two new grant programs are available to downtown entrepreneurs; one helps business owners who might not otherwise qualify for loans, and downtown developers may be eligible for a 30 percent tax credit. Existing businesses are also recognized for their ability to promote growth. "We want to capitalize on downtown's proximity to McCleod Regional Medical Center, which has more than 500,000 annual visitors and is less than a mile from downtown proper," Lookadoo says. Cultural Centers Attract Opportunities Beyond business, Florence's focus on the arts gets people downtown. Lookadoo said the city's investment in cultural buildings will reach around $80 million by the time the new performing arts center is completed. Lookadoo said further incentive programs could be on the way if a new downtown master plan is approved by the city council.


Planning Downtown Revitalization

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Phillip M. Lookadoo, AICP
Director of Urban Planning & Development


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