The proposals have divided opinion in Aberdeen
Business associations representing more than 5,000 companies are supporting plans to create a civic square in the heart of Aberdeen.
The area's chamber of commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, CBI and Oil & Gas UK are all backing plans to transform Union Terrace Gardens.
The controversial multi-million pound proposals have divided public opinion.
More than 7,000 people have signed a petition calling for the gardens to be preserved.
Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (Acsef) want to create a civic square on the five-acre space.
However, arts organisation Peacock has plans for a £13m contemporary arts centre in the same area.