In 2015, a local developer presented a proposal to the City of Spring Hill to convert 103 acres of land on Highway 31 into a new Spring Hill Town Square. The approximately $155 million mixed-use city center would include a new city hall and public library, along with retail, office and residential components, on the site of the former Tennessee Children's Home. The Historic Ferguson Hall on the property would serve as a visitors center.

The proposal includes 320,000 square feet of office, restaurant and retail space, and up to 600 residential units, which would be completed in phases over the next seven to 10 years.

The Town Square Master Plan also includes three parking decks, two new traffic signals and a major thoroughfare plan, and 40 percent of the property would be maintained as city park space. A public amphitheater has also been proposed.

According to The Tennessean, the project would be a game-changer for Spring Hill, which is projected to grow by 78 percent from 2010 to 2030, according to the city.

Click here to view a "flyover" of the Spring Hill Town Square project as proposed.