Gone is the idea of a mayor's office overlooking Main Street in the Hub-Gilcher building. The municipal complex will likely stay put, and the existing city hall and Save-A-Lot properties renovated.
Danville Mayor John W.D. Bowling said he gave up on the idea of moving city hall into the Hub after the City Commission heard a presentation Tuesday from its consultant, Brandstetter-Carroll.
The options were to renovate the Save-A-Lot building and make it the city hall or the police station, or to renovate city hall and make it either the police station or keep it as city hall. Either would cost $3.5 million.
The steps in front of city hall should be ripped out, the consultants said, because they block drivers' views when exiting the parking lot. The entrance to the building would face the Save-A-Lot parking lot and an elevator would be added so that the basement would be handicapped accessible.