Tom Smith, who serves on the planning commission and is chairman of the Downtown Steering Committee said he was pleased with the conceptual drawings.
"I'm really in favor of the concept," Smith said.
"Really, it's just the kind of thing we've been hoping for to revitalize the area."
There was no vote taken at the meeting. Hepworth's intent in showing the conceptual drawings was simply to "get the planning board's blessing," he said.
The two buildings, which will be nearly identical, are owned by two different entities.
Bountiful's Redevelopment Agency purchased the old Clipper building in April.
The Whisperwood Hollow building is owned by Security Investments.
Although Bountiful City Planner Aric Jensen said the city is interested in merging the old with the new -- and not in simply destroying the old, the old Clipper building wasn't deemed high enough on the list of historical sites to warrant saving.
Jensen said the new buildings should show others in the area what kind of vision the city has for the downtown area.
"This is exactly the kind of thing we want to see going into the downtown area," Jensen said.
Those who hope to see the old Clipper building one last time may need to hurry.
Jensen said the city hopes to demolish the old Clipper building "in the next month or so."
Because the city does not own the Whisperwood Hollow building, Jensen could not comment on their schedule, but said the city will continue to work closely with Security Investments throughout the process.