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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

The city of Leesburg is a step closer to converting the Train Depot to a community center.

Preservationists worry an ongoing problem of water running into the south side of the building will cause permanent damage to the foundation.

They considered raising the building, but that wouldn't keep it in its original state.

By teaming up with E-M-C engineering they came up with a better solution.

"So we came up with a drainage system for it which is inlets where water can go into and set up a French Drain on the west side of the building," said City Manager Bob Alexander.

Once that plan is approved, the project should speed up, though it's still more than a year away from being completed.

 

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