It's out with the old and in with the new if city leaders in Lexington get their way.
About 100 people came out on Monday night to see and hear what kind of changes could be happening in the downtown district.
Some believe the streets of Lexington aren't as inviting and pedestrian friendly.
In a town where so many small businesses operate, foot traffic is huge and they want to enhance the area any way they can.
City leaders discussed the framework for their plans, if council chooses to move ahead with the changes.
"We think this plan will bring business to the town," said Lexington resident Jerry Nay. "We need to adopt a plan so we know where we're going. We really haven't done that."
More than 20 ideas are on the table to enhance the area. Those include widening the sidewalks, replacing underground utilities, adding more artwork and utilizing public green spaces.
"I don't think we're in dire straits of falling off the map as an appealing city but all these things would certainly enhance it,” said Myra Young, who is in favor of the changes.
The enhancements are projected to cost $4 million dollars and city leaders still haven't decided how they will pay for it.
Some residents expressed concerns that the cost will eventually fall back on the taxpayer.
"I think there are some good ideas, but they need to think where we are going to get the money and think this through carefully so we don't strap the citizens with a debt,” she said.
Others think the city will see the benefits in the long term.
"I think the money we would spend now will come back to us many fold in many years,” said Nay.
City leaders said the project doesn't have to be completed all at the same time. They are exploring doing it in phases.
They plan to discuss the enhancements one last time on October 24. Lexington City Council will then vote whether or not to move ahead with the construction.