A new video produced for the Downtown Abilene Initiative (Downtown ABI) highlights several properties available for redevelopment and features other successfully completed adaptive reuse projects. Noted urban explorer and documentarian Jonny Goodday recorded drone and hand-held footage, while accompanying Downtown ABI executive director Steve Dieterichs and residential housing developer Jim Sari on a tour in February.
Among the locations the team visited were the West Texas Utilities power plant, the old cotton warehouse, ruins of the Matera Paper Company, the Mill Wine Bar, SoDA District Courtyard and the private residence of Tim Smith.
Goodday edited the footage into a 90-second video, adding text inviting developers and investors to dream of new uses for the old downtown properties.
“With a robust state historic tax credit program, local incentives, and a development-friendly city management, downtown Abilene, Texas, is an ideal place for those looking to develop real estate projects in secondary and tertiary markets,” Dieterichs said.
The video is currently being promoted on LinkedIn and Facebook, with the hope of attracting developers, private equity fund managers and individual investors to consider construction projects in downtown Abilene. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Dieterichs at 325-704-5301 to arrange a tour.