Landrum board approves paint for Habitat building

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity resale store in Landrum will soon have a new look.

The Landrum Architectural Review Board approved Monday the colors that will be used to paint the brick on the front of the building.

The board approved a color that is slightly darker and more beige than the adjacent Twigs restaurant building so that it will stand out as a seperate building.

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Diana Winkler, representing the Habitat store, spoke to the review board on Tuesday. She explained that the facade of the Habitat building currently includes a &dquo;hodgepodge&dquo; of different types of brick, and the paint will help unify the appearance.

She added that the store has heard from people who traveled by on Hwy. 176 but were unable to spot the store. The store hopes the new look will make the store more visible among the buildings on N. Trade Avenue in Landrum.

The Habitat store also plans a dark green awning with large white letters reading &dquo;Thermal Belt Habitat Restore.&dquo;

The color palette approved by the review board Monday includes a slightly lighter color for wood trim around the windows and a large inset panel of brick above the awning to highlight some special brickword toward the top of the building.

Board member Audrey Oliver told Winkler that she prefers an unpainted brick front, but she likes that the color selected will provide contrast from the Twigs building.