Transforming a Parking Lot

What was once a derelict, non-descript parking lot, is now a beautiful community green, one that offers up a true “sense of place” for downtown Lake City, South Carolina.

Supporting Historic Resources

Lake City's Village Green is the focal point of several surrounding historic and non-historic building renovations. The 1930s National Bean Market and neighboring Jones & Carter Feed and Seed Store were renovated into vibrant venues used for a variety of arts and cultural events.

Addressing Energy Needs

Beneath the open grassed area is a 60-ton geothermal energy field that are linked together to sustainably serve the adjacent building’s energy needs.

A Note from John Abbott, AIA, Architect

"It's amazing to me how Lake City has embraced the Village Green as a springboard to renovating its existing building stock and revitalizing its already authentic Main Street into an arts, cultural and shopping destination."

ClientLake City Partnership Council LocationLake City, South Carolina Project Size36,372 square feet; Performance Stage - 750 square feetServicesArchitecture, Engineering