FOREST CITY, Iowa - A building that formerly housed the Winnebago County Law Enforcement Center may be spared from demolition.
County supervisors were supposed to hold a vote on demolishing the historic building Tuesday morning, but instead decided to table the vote until the August 14th meeting to seek input on a possible redevelopment plan for the building that dates back to 1934, and originally housed a hospital.
Supervisor Terry Durby says that proposals have been brought up for consideration, and says he thinks the building would be perfect for redevelopment.
"It had some really nice architecture to it originally, and most of it's still there. But I think some of it could be brought back and make it a really nice historical building," Durby said. "I think housing and commercial development might be a better option too. If we tear it down, we're still gonna have some costs involved there."
Durby adds the cost of selling the site would be cheaper, though he wants to have a plan to make sure that if anyone purchases it, they won't sit on it and let it deteriorate.