YOU could stand at the northern end of Devonport's Rooke Street Mall and see straight down to the Mersey River.
You could embrace the seaport-Salamanca type feel of the waterfront and grab a coffee with friends while looking out to the water.
Or you could visit the shops in a new shopping centre off Best Street, then enjoy a five- minute stroll along a pedestrian walkway to the mall.
That is the 20-year vision being proposed for Devonport and the vision people are being asked to comment on.
The vision was announced earlier this week by the Devonport City Council and the Living City Taskforce and is called the Living City Project.
It is proposed to cost almost $250 million and informal discussions with Vos Construction about building the $100 million shopping centre are under way.
The centre will be built where the existing council chambers, Devonport Library and court house are, and will better link Kmart and Woolworths to the CBD.
The three buildings in the way will be relocated to King and Steele streets at the southern end of town and will form a business hub.
The third part of the proposal is to improve the waterfront north of the mall and make it a tourism, arts and accommodation precinct, where residents and visitors can visit an arts facility and dine in restaurants.
Devonport City Council general manager Ian McCallum said the project was only in its early stages but it was attracting a good response.
He said the first development would be the relocation of the three buildings to a business precinct.
Then the shopping centre would be developed, before the waterfront was improved.
He hoped the construction of the project would be under way by 2015.
People have until April 18 to comment on the project.
To respond visit www.speakupdevonport.com. au/living-city or drop into the council chambers.