Staunton's former correctional center sits empty at the moment, but it won't be like that much longer if city leaders have their way. They want to market the property to private buyers. But first, they need to get the green light from the state to do it. They're in negotiations now.
According to Staunton City Manager Robert Stripling, there is some interest in the facility now. Stripling notes, "We do have people make contact with us, and people make contact with the state, who express interest. We haven't had any serious interest in the property at this point, but we have had people talk to us about various possibilities. So we're optimistic."
Whoever does move in will have to abide by specific historical preservation guidelines. Stripling hopes to have things going within the next five years.