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First look at new apartments in downtown Florence

DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A big project is nearing completion, WMBF News is first to take you into The Emerson.

That new structure that will help ease parking in downtown and provide the housing is called The Emerson.

“The 84 in this project which is The Emerson and the 16 over at the Kress Project, we will have 100 apartments in downtown,” Florence Downtown Development Manager Ray Reich said.

Downtown Florence is turning the curve and entering into the housing realm of revitalization.

“All of them upscale, very nice it will be our first entry into downtown living,” Reich said.

Up until this moment, we were only able to show you the outside –but here is your first look on the inside.

Let’s start with the hundreds of new parking spaces that will be added.

“The parking garage is 340 spaces and its all public parking,” Reich said.

WMBF News has brought you numerous stories about how cramped it is to park in now a bustling downtown Florence.

The deck will create a lot more parking space and is located only feet away from most of downtown’s popular attractions.

“Not only will we have 340 spaces in the garage, but will open up another 40 surface parking spaces and that’s really going to help with all the parking fees we had with construction,” Reich said.

There are five floor plans that you can choose from ranging from $925 to $1,145.

“The first thing I tell people is if you live downtown you’ll never get a DUI. Ha-ha. You can go out to your favorite establishment and walk home,” Reich said.

On August 15, the hope is to have a temporary renting office up.

For more information on rentals visit http://www.mynicheapartments.com/niches/the-emerson/.

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