SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- It's a decision months in the making.
We now know which developer has won the bid for the old TRANSPO site.
Century Builders beat out Matthews LLC and The Place Group.
TRANSPO board members made the announcement at a packed meeting this afternoon.
They said the Century Builders plan for single family homes and town houses was a compromise between the other two developers' plans.
There were quite a few people that spoke out in favor of Matthews LLC, saying they wanted to have a more urban area along the river.
Others wore bright yellow "Save Howard Park" shirts, and said Matthews’ plan to build mix of apartments and town homes did not go along with the Howard Park feel.
Century Builders did not have the highest bid, but TRANSPO board members say they looked at the big picture, not just the money.
Board members said they struggled with the decision, and that they didn't make a choice until the eleventh hour, just minutes before they went into the board room.