WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The old Hughes Mansion on North Park in Warren still sits in disrepair, more than a year after plans to renovate it.

It’s a sight that’s bothersome to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the group which sold the 129-year-old building under the conditions that it would be fixed up.

The AMG Foundation purchased the building last year from the Trumbull County Land Bank for $1. The foundation had extensive plans, complete with blueprints and a work schedule to turn the historic home into transitional housing for veterans.Photos: Hughes Mansion 

Anna Gasser, of the AMG Foundation, talked to WYTV in April of 2015 about the foundation’s plans for the project, which was expected to be completed this March.

“We’re not going to break up the mansion into apartments or anything like that. You lose its history. We wanted to keep it as-is,” she said in an earlier interview.

Those plans never came to fruition, however, and the mansion is unlivable and rapidly deteriorating.

“Every day this property sits empty, the renovation cost goes up,” said Matt Martin, executive director of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Martin said while the project seems to have fallen by the wayside, he has had no contact with the AMG Foundation. That’s why now the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is in the process of taking the property back into the land bank — the first time the organization has ever had to do so.

“It was a local person. They had a lot of great ideas, a very strong work plan. In this past year, there hasn’t been a lot of work done on the property, and it’s kinda just being moth-balled at this point,” said Trumbull County Land Bank Program Manager Shawn Carvin.

Carvin said the deed has a clause that states if work isn’t completed, as stated in the work plan, the property can be taken back by the Land Bank.

“It’s clear to everyone that they’re not going forward for whatever reason. Really, at this point, no questions asked, we would just like the property back so we can move it forward,” he said.

The AMG Foundation did not return a call for comment on Friday.