The local armory in Georgiana, which has been vacant for about three years now, has been purchased by the city.
City leaders say they bought the building for $5,000 from the state national guard armory. It's about 4 acres of property.
Mayor, Jerome Antone, says he hopes to transfer the city court system into the building. He also hopes to establish an after-school and GED program in the facility. It will also be home to the city's maintenance department and will have an event area for the community to rent out.
The city has estimated about $100,000 to update the building
"You talk about $100,000 basically to try and get the building back to the way it was before and I know we're not going to be able to get it back to the way it was before, but on the other hand, we will be able to get it back in working condition and it won't take us $100,000 we realize that," Said Antone.
Antone hopes refurbishing will begin by the end of summer.