The City of Gaffney, South Carolina has commissioned Craig Gaulden Davis to renovate the former United States Post Office in downtown Gaffney into a new Visitors Center and Art Museum. The development of the new center is in direct response to a resurgence of activity in the downtown area, spurred in part by the construction of the CGD designed City Hall Building in 2004.
The project will include new office and meeting space for the Visitors Center, currently housed in a storefront on Main Street. The Visitors Center will feature local history exhibits and information for regional attractions. Additionally, the building will house flexible meeting spaces for a variety of functions within the city, including traveling art exhibits, social functions, and civic presentations. The local arts community will also have new spaces for studio and exhibit within the building.
Design is underway and construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2009.