Architect Robert Smith got a warm reception Sunday afternoon from the 35 people who turned out for his second presentation of his plan for a revitalized downtown Watkinsville centered around the existing courthouse and a new, nearby government building.
The crowd twice applauded enthusiastically and thanked Smith for coming forward with his vision for the county seat.
The most important endorsement came at the very end of the presentation, however, when Chief Superior Court Judge David Sweat stood to speak.
“I’m thrilled to see the kind of interest you have shown in this,” Sweat told Smith. Sweat labeled what Smith had put forward “a creative proposal” and congratulated Smith for his work.
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