Nevertheless in May representatives from Fabric gave a presentation that included a preliminary design for the five acres. Observers were surprised the design also included sketches of the Avila site, indicating a possible collaboration between Avila and Fabric.
“All we can gather is that Fabric and Avila are in some sort of discussion,” said City Manager Patrick Bryant. “But that’s all we know. That [presentation] was a concept, and a very loose one at that, of what it could look like. We, the city, are not in discussion with Avila, and Avilla has submitted no project to us.”