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Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:00:00 AM »
Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint



Klutho's Florence Court building, in Springfield, is enjoying a new look, thanks to an exterior paint job.

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billy

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 06:43:48 AM »
Who owns this building at present?
Is it oocupied?
Section 8?

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 06:52:46 AM »
Duke Properties out of Winter Park, FL -- thanks for painting the building! It is subsidized housing. Compared to others in the area, they seem to manage to the rules well.

I would suggest a third color to accent architectural features more.

When I walked through and around the building last fall, I think I remember counting 48 electrical meters?

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 08:58:17 AM »
would love to see the canpoy's added back to the building and those large windows opened up again. Hopefully, sometime in the future.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 09:33:48 AM »
A new paint job is nice and all but how about converting the building back to 8 units and adding commercial back to the bottom!

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 09:35:30 AM »
Are the units currently occupied?


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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 09:36:53 AM »
Well it KINDA looks better.
I agree that the accents should be another color.

I think I'll drive by at lunch and take pics of the meters for you - I'm curious just how many units it's chopped down to now.
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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 09:40:08 AM »
I don't think the pictures do the improvement justice.  Good article was not excited about it on front page but it worked.
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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 10:36:11 AM »
I've always loved that building. I wish the fountain at the entrance was operational and they would convert it to more of an upscale condo building, but that may be too much to expect.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 11:13:11 AM »
Getting retail on the first floor again would be great.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 11:17:56 AM »
This is how observant I am.  I work in the area and often go to the eatery establishments (KFC, Cap D's) off Main.  I noticed the building last week and thought to myself, "when did they build those"?  It looks completely different but very nice.  It goes well with the lofts being built a few blocks down. 
Thinking about moving to Downtown.  Soon to be divorced, tired of yard work and want to live closer to Jags games and everything that Jax has to offer.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 04:05:34 PM »
well, it could use more improvement but any improvement is good. Some times it is amazing how much difference a little paint can make.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 04:14:50 PM »
Maybe it is just me, but the building still looks like crap even after the paint job. They really need to bring back the first floor retail and the original look of the building.

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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 04:40:02 PM »
It will probably be a while before the building's owner spends millions bringing retail back at the expense of the number of units they've squeezed in the first floor.  Given the market conditions, its probably unfeasible to completely renovate and change the scope of its use at this time.
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Re: Florence Court Apartments: The Power of Paint
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 04:53:23 PM »
To hell with the paint and the building... I want those STREETCAR TRACKS back!

Uh, it does look somewhat improved... sort of like spray painting a 1962 era Kitchen Stove. Until the day when it goes back to the original prints, it's the Kluthlo equal of the PCT Trolley's by default.


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