Commercial Neighborhood Retail & Office
Eau Claire Development Corporation (City of Columbia)
North Main Corridor Initiative.
FAJC was retained to produce a market-based development plan and design strategies for a mixed use commercial facility on North Main Street in Columbia. The Demographic and Real Estate Market analysis provided the data necessary to base recommendations and future decisions for the project. Phase One of this initiative consists of 13,000 square feet of retail and office space. Phase One is completed and currently being leased. Phase Two consists of another 13,000 square feet of retail and office space currently being implemented. Phase Three will consist of another 12,000 square feet.
Farrow Road Galleria
This project was to develop a mixed-use retail and commercial node within the Farrow Road community. Historically, commercial development had bypassed this urban working class area of Columbia, SC. The master plan process addressed commercial and retail needs of the community by first developing preliminary design concepts based on public charettes and input meetings. We then fine tuned raw concepts into preliminary master plans. From which citizens were again asked to provide feedback. From this feedback, the final master plan was completed.
The project included a 40,000 sq. ft. anchor grocery store with traditional architectural themes such as brick and stucco facades, awnings, pedestrian scale storefronts, decorative sidewalks, shaded seating areas, bike racks, and wide sidewalks.
The Armstrong Galleria
The Armstrong Galleria is a mixed finance commercial development in Augusta, Georgia developed for the Laney Walker Development Corporation. The financing of this commercial component included a combination of Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG), Historic Tax Credits, and a Section 108 Loan. This was the catalyst for implementing a CDBG funded Super-Block housing program.
"The F.A. Johnson Consulting Group has the ability to bring a diverse group of individuals, community leaders and business owners together in order to successfully complete a project."
PRESIDENT, LANEY WALKER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION