Straughn Trout Architects, in a design-build format with Rodda Construction, was engaged to design a renovation and restoration of a 14,000 SF building in Mulberry, Florida. The renovation will create an urban food hall near the central axis of Downtown Mulberry in a community redevelopment district.
The food hall will house seven (7) vendors, a common commercial kitchen area, public seating with an outdoor plaza, and new restrooms + mechanical support spaces. The design narrative of The Depot 303 is centered around the area’s historical roots in phosphate and railroad transportation. Façade improvements first create a new visual identity for the property. Subtle design nods to railcars, rail spikes, and the town’s historic train depot throughout the interior, paired with wayfinding landmarks such as signage & murals, create a fusion of industrial and historic aesthetics within. The project is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2024. Its conclusion will add a compelling new chapter to Mulberry’s evolving downtown core.
City of Mulberry is Becoming a Destination and the Depot 303 will add to its Attraction
Central Florida Development Council