Firm completes design of the Depot Pavilion and Train Station in Inverness


Capital investment project dramatically transforms the city’s downtown experience

The City of Inverness, Florida celebrated the grand opening of its $10.5 million Depot District in November, including the Depot Pavilion and Train Station designed by C.T. Hsu + Associates. The $1.8 million design project was part of a continuing service contract with the City.

The lakefront Depot Pavilion and Train Station dramatically transforms the city, interconnecting renovated Liberty and Wallace Brooks parks with the nearby downtown area via sidewalks and the Withlacoochee State Trail. The Depot District also includes an iconic water tower, retail space, bike parking, a stage, and outdoor seating.

Calling the grand opening a legacy moment” for Citrus County, City Manager Frank DiGiovanni said the Depot District will elevate interest in the city along with property values, attracting not only tourists, but also young families and retirees and expand the tax base.

CTH+A’s portfolio includes urban design and architecture projects for more than a dozen municipal clients throughout Central Florida. They include the West Orange Bike Trail, City Hall, Community Center, Farmer’s Market Pavilion and Water Splash Park projects for Winter Garden; Palm Coast’s City Hall; and Deltona’s Community Center.

It was an honor to apply our experience in designing downtown places that define a community to help Inverness create a destination for its energetic and progressive city,” said Firm President C. T. Hsu, FAIA, LEED AP.