Janesville City Council holds off on demolishing historic gas station

City Janesville City Council isn't quite ready to tear down the historic gas station it owns at 101 North Franklin Street.

City staff recommends demolishing the building as it will eventually need to come down to make way for expansion of the police department, and a recent proposal to lease the building will not cover the costs of bringing it up to code.

Janesville resident Richard Snyder, who would like to use the building to teach stained glass making says he was surprised to find out the City was considering tearing the building down, when he has a use for it.

In the end the council voted six to one with council member Sam Liebert dissenting to give city staff until September first to negotiate with interested parties before voting to tear the building down.