The Boudreaux Group
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  • Boudreaux master planners worked with City of Inman to create a downtown master plan
  • Boudreaux planning department created a symbol for the City of Inman.
  • Boudreaux architects and master planners designed a draft rendering of what a new city hall could look like for City of Inman.
  • Boudreaux master planner Irene Dumas Tyson led a community workshop with public input.

Downtown & Facilities Master Plan | Inman, SC

The City of Inman has experienced tremendous growth in population and housing starts since 2018. The “Small Town with a Big Heart” needed a vision to guide the redevelopment of its historic downtown to meet the needs of news residents and to attract more visitors. City Council establish six goals for the master plan.

  1. create a continuing streetscape design plan to add on to recent projects
  2. create a public improvement analysis and prioritization checklist
  3. provide recommendations for improvements to downtown landscaping and greenspace
  4. evaluate the need for additional public facilities downtown, to possibly include a new City Hall, Farmers Market and concert pavilion, dog park, etc.
  5. recommend best uses for the existing vacant downtown properties
  6. recommend best uses for existing publicly owned properties

BOUDREAUX accomplished these goals through a Downtown Master Plan and a Facilities Master Plan. The Downtown Master Plan provided a visionary roadmap based on broad public input and the team’s expertise in downtown revitalization. Joined by Fred Delk and Toole Design Group, the team provided strategic recommendations and a phased implementation framework for catalyst projects such as the reuse of historic downtown buildings, a rails to trails conversion, a new City Hall, a new farmers market pavilion and streetscape improvements on Main and Market Streets.

The Facilities Master Plan evaluated existing municipal facilities and determined short and long-term space needs to support and improve municipal functions. BOUDREAUX analyzed existing and future staff for City Administration, Courts, Police, Fire, and the Streets departments. Future space needs were based on industry standards and professional experience and were translated into recommendations for new facilities to meet future needs. In addition, BOUDREAUX provided conceptual project cost estimates to assist the City with capital planning for future facilities.