Lincoln, Neb.-- A vacant building located in the heart of downtown Havelock is causing a stir for some residents.
The building sits in the middle of the Havelock historic downtown district and residents say it's been like that for years. Arnolds Tavern is neighbors with the plastic-wrapped building and the owner says the eyesore needs to go.
"It blocks my signage out from the east, so you can only see it coming from the west, it's just an eyesore," said Arnolds Tavern owner Steve Stutzman.
Stutzman also says he considers the building to be a safety hazard because of there's an opening in the plastic and children sometimes go in the scaffolding and play around in there.
Lincoln's Urban Development department says the owner of the vacant building is looking at different bids to clean the building out and redo the facade. Director Dave Landis says when the city tried to help the owner redo the facade they found many other problems.
"When we found those structural problems we found structural problems with the roof...the owner has been hard pressed to make those changes," said Landis.
Landis also points out that demolishing the building would be the worst-case scenario because of the adjoining businesses.
"There's a structural problem, this building is between two others," said Landis.
Currently there's no plan on when the project will be completed.