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City of Inverness Downtown Redevelopment Project


Clancy & Theys Construction Company was selected as the construction manager for the redevelopment of the city of Inverness’ Downtown District. In a collaborative effort with the city of Inverness and the chosen design firm, C.T. Hsu + Associates PA, Clancy & Theys transformed the existing 20-acre park into a tourist attraction and natural resource for community entertainment.

Construction included the interconnecting of the newly renovated Liberty Park, Wallace Brooks Park, and Depot District through sidewalk and Withlacoochee State Trail access. The Depot features a new 11,700 SF open-air pavilion designed for park-goers to enjoy festivals, farmers’ markets, and year-round events. Located adjacent to the Depot, the park now features an iconic water tower designed to serve the city as a performance stage for events. Additional features included constructing picnic areas for outdoor dining, bike parking, floating docks for canoe and kayak access, and a boardwalk to the waterfront area. The newly designed Liberty Park entrance features a custom-designed pergola that welcomes visitors to the park’s outdoor amphitheater. The amphitheater serves as a performance space and features raised seating in a semicircle design that enhances outdoor seating and amplifies sound. The stage features a concrete seawall with access to electrical outlets for musical or theatrical performances. Additional elements included constructing a standalone restroom facility that provides visitors with covered bike parking, water, and shelter.

Additionally, the Wallace Brooks Park renovation included constructing a new public rowing crew building and boat launch to serve residents with water recreation access. During construction, a 3,800 SF existing train station was relocated and renovated to provide the park with flexible space for retail, outdoor dining, events, and covered bike parking. New restroom pavilions were designed to complement nature’s natural aesthetics throughout the repurposed park and serve as gateways to each park. Additional elements included constructing a new state-of-the-art playground that colorfully builds upon the city’s charm, a new waterfront pavilion, a waterfront seating area, floating docks, and a boardwalk.

Project Details
Client: city of Inverness
Location: Inverness, FL
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