Transforming an architectural design into a working set of construction documents can take several months, and while we thought we were in that period, we learned that, for personal reasons, Talisse has to move out of the area and would be selling the May-Lane property. Needless to say, everyone was quite disappointed at Talisse's departure, and the process started anew.
Landmark Design and Construction, LLC, now owns the property at Foothill and Briggs and is operating the motel until it is time to demolish it to make way for a new development. The FDC has already met with the new developer several times. We have given them, as with any developer, our time to help develop a successful project that is both beneficial to the community and economically feasible to return a profit for their investment. Landmark Design has also chosen a mixed-use development with retail and restaurant on the first floor and professional offices on the second. Once again, this developer has graciously understood the need for a signature development on this property and is moving ahead with a Mediterranean style of architecture. The current design can be seen at the Town Council Web site (www.yourtowncouncil-.org).