Feb. 9—As soon as thought-about to be used in an outside music venue, a dilapidated former Worldwide Paper transport/warehouse constructing has turn into an eyesore, one which Vigo County Commissioners are hoping to take away.
“The constructing is in horrible form, it’s dilapidated and is an eyesore. There are a variety of homeless people going out and in of there inflicting issues for [the outdoor amphitheater] The Mill,” stated Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer.
“The roof is unhealthy and there’s no hearth suppression system. It has caught hearth a few occasions,” Switzer stated.
“It’s not unusual to drive by there at evening and see a small hearth contained in the constructing as a result of somebody is staying in there. Only for security issues and to take away an eyesore and clear up the property normally, we wish to do away with that constructing,” he stated.
Commissioners earlier this week started looking for bids to take away the constructing. The bids are due Feb. 17. Commissioners will open the bids on Feb. 21 throughout a weekly assembly.
“We are going to take these underneath advisement,” Switzer stated. “I’ll then begin to attain out to the Vigo County Council to see their urge for food if they’re as a result of we must ask for an appropriation, probably to come back out of the [Economic Development Income Tax] fund,” he stated.
The transport/warehouse constructing as soon as was a part of Worldwide Paper, which shut down its Terre Haute mill in 2007.
Vigo County bought 65 acres of the previous paper property at 2401 Prairieton Street in December 2016 for $600,000 from Powerdyne Terre Haute Holdings LLC after a failed challenge to transform sewage into biodiesel.
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