During a work session earlier this month the city received 10 submissions of design plans, most if not all from local residents. Collier has said the city and the DDA plan to assimilate the best elements of each into a single overall design, which they hope to take to a developer by August or September.
The designs had many similarities. All had town green of varying sizes, some had buildings at four stories, while others didn’t want the height surpassing two stories. Some kept the old Peach State Credit Building for adaptive reuse, while others put a new building on that space.