The City of Clinton received prominent notice in an article that appears in the current Greenville Business Magazine.
The piece, entitled “Incentives play a role in helping developers with adaptive reuse projects,” authored by Main Street South Carolina manager Jenny Boulware, reads in part:
In Clinton, meanwhile, a bank has been given new life as a mixed-use space with three market-rate apartments upstairs and three commercial spaces on the ground floor. The First National Bank of Clinton features a range of first floor commercial space—450 square feet, ideal for entrepreneurs, to a 1,200-square-foot space once occupied by the First National Bank of Clinton. The rehabilitation leveraged federal and state historic tax credits, as well as the abandoned buildings credit. Character-defining features were retained or recreated, including the corner entry, historic storefronts with prismatic glass windows, interior skylights, and the historic windows and pressed-tin cornice. Another reuse project is already underway in Clinton and has secured full leases. These projects are game changers in smaller communities. The buildings become destinations in and of themselves.