Speech to Text for The condition of the Lighthouse Mission
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oh my gosh, they still haven't done anything with that building?" broken windows, fallen bricks and vacant rooms remain at a building along wabash avenue in terre haute.. now.. some people are voicing concerns about the former "light house mission" building. good evening and thanks for joining us... we've followed the impact of the lighthouse mission fire for years. part of the building burned down in a massive fire in 20-16. there has been clean up... but the property owner now says it's too expensive to maintain. in our top story tonight... news 10's jordan kudisch is live at that property to share more details on the damage. i'm standing here at what was once the light house mission building. it's not in the best condition. you can see leftover bricks from the fires... as well as broken windows from the weather. < chris switzer is a local shop owner. he says the deteriorating building is an unpleasant liability. "when it rains it smells, you can smell the old smoke, or a ceptic smell, when the winds blowing hard you can hear metal to metal hitting, bricks falling, those are all concerns were worried about especially im not the only business worried." switzer says it's time something changes. "that building is one strong storm away from disaster. that's the way i'm looking at it as if it was my building, i know immediately i have to do something with it." the light house mission ministries currently owns the building. i spoke with reverend timothy fagg who says the building hasn't been demolished because it's historic. but he says flaherty and collins in indianapolis plans on buying the property. "their plan is to build low income housing there. we're waiting to close on that, they tell me may the 1st will be our close date." switzer says he will be happy to see that happen. "i would love to see the building cleaned up and rehabed some way." > reverned fagg says these things don't happen over night but he is confident once the project is done it will be a beautiful facility. reporting live in terre haute, jordan kudisch, news 10.