ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Augustine city commissioners are considering possible new purposes for the historic Excelsior Building.
The building, which was the Excelsior School, is inside the city limits but owned by the state. St. Johns County leases office space there for $300 a year.
City commissioners are in discussions today with St. Johns County commissioners about the property. The city would like to talk to the Civil Rights Museum Committee - possible about the future purpose of the building - before making a decision about the building.
Currently, some county offices are in the building as well as the Excelsior Cultural Center, but the county is interested in giving up its responsibilities to save money.
St. Johns spends $50,000 a year to maintain the building.
If that happens, the county would relocate its housing offices to another county building.