TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County officials are making preliminary plans for what will happen next with the current Vigo County Jail.

The new jail is expected to be completed in the coming months with a full transition into the facility expected to be done by next summer.

Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer said that they’re currently in the process of inspecting the building to determine if it is in good enough shape to be repurposed.

“We’re trying to get engaged in contracts with people who will investigate inside our old jail and see if it’s worth saving,” Switzer said. “If we can use it in other ways or how to move forward with that building.”

Switzer said that there are multiple different options for what the property could be in the future.

“There are multiple things that we could do with that property such as a green space or move the public defenders there,” Switzer said.

Switzer suggested that demolition could be possibility for the facility. However, he said he would prefer to wait for a smooth and complete transition into the new jail before any official decisions are made regarding the downtown Terre Haute location.

“It would be my goal to get something started around midyear 2022 or at least early 2023,” Switzer stated.

Whether the building is repurposed or demolished, Switzer explained that the door is open for suggestions as to what the area could be. He stressed the fact that community will have a voice in what’s next as this process moves forward.

“Ultimately, we’re spending the community dollars on whatever we decide to do there,” Switzer said. “Whatever happens we need to listen to the community and what they want.”