Mayor John W.D. Bowling suggested that Danville sell city hall and the adjacent Save-A-Lot property and move city staff into the second floor of the Gilcher Hotel, part of the Hub-Gilcher complex.
Twice, he said in a special meeting Tuesday, that he was just "speculating," and public input was needed before a decision could be made.
Bowling said that Heritage Community Bank had paid $900,000 for the Dairy Queen's location on Main Street, and that was half the size of the city's two properties. He said he thought that the vacant property would make a "nice U-shaped" shopping development.
Commissioner Terry Crowley called Bowling's idea "fascinating," and said that if the city weren't going to use the property then he thought it should be offered up for sale.