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A potential buyer may bring major changes to vacant downtown building

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 19:50:57-04

The building is located on Furman Avenue near downtown Corpus Christi.

According to public records by the county appraisal, documents reveal that the vacant church building is owned by Allegiance Bank based out of Houston.

The property is the original Second Baptist Church and is valued a little more than $500,000.

Real estate professional Garron Dean says there’s potential for future use for the property.

“Beautiful location proximity to the hospital is excellent into downtown,” Dean said. “It has everything going for it.”

However, the building has a long list of problems such as a caved-in roof and boarded windows.

Another issue is unwanted visitors that have made the church home.

Corpus Christi Code Enforcement says they have worked with the owners and property managers to make sure the building is up to city standards.

Officers hope the new owners will be just as cooperative.

“We are hopeful that they are going to do what needs to be done to get it into compliance, which would either be demolish it or bring it up to code,” says Liza Lopez, interim code enforcement superintendent for the City of Corpus Christi.