A business fire from nearly three years ago left a vacant space in the heart of downtown Evansville.
Now, members of the Downtown Economic Improvement District group may have found a solution to what many call an “eyesore.”
In June of 2016, a fire destroyed two historic downtown buildings on Main Street.
The fire also destroyed four businesses, some homes, and was a financial blow to nearby businesses.
The lot now stands empty.
But, officials are working to make the empty space a little easier on the eyes by adding plants.
Although only temporary, people are hopeful it will lead to something more.
The lot is currently privately-owned, which is why not much can be done at this time.
The realtor assisting the owner in finding new ownership says the future of the lot space is still unknown.
(This story was originally published on mmmmm dd, 2017)