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Four developers will share their vision for the redevelopment of a downtown Murfreesboro landmark with the Murfreesboro City Council Thursday. in room 218 of City Hall,111 West Vine St.The city spent $1.55 million in January 2016 topurchase the 1.9 acre property from the bank in an effort to preserve aportion of the historic structure. Proposals were submitted through a request for competitive sealed proposals.More:Murfreesboro approves $1.55M offer for Methodist churchBuilt in 1888, the property is located on East College Street between North Church and North Lytle Streets. First United Methodist Church remained at the property until 2003, when the congregation moved to its home on West Thompson Lane.A look back:Franklin Synergy puts downtown building up for saleThe city already owns the 0.6 acre parking lot at 123 E. College St., making it possible for the city to guide the development of the entire block.Buy PhotoThe city of Murfreesboro is giving the public an opportunity to put their ideas for downtown Murfreesboro on a chalkboard, pictured here Friday, May 6, 2016, on the site of the former First United Methodist church property purchased from Franklin Synergy Bank. (Photo: Michelle Willard/DNJ)Each developer will be given 15 minutes to present their projects, which would include howretail, commercial, hotel and residential development will be applied, alongwith a timetable for completion. At that time, developers will be allowed to make requests forincentives from the city.At the time the purchase was approved, City Manager Rob Lyons said with the proper incentives, the city could guide the preservation of the church’s bell towerand keep a portion of the church building in any proposed plans.