The town hopes the historic building can be saved, but won’t know until an investigation is complete.
The proposed district would designate the Bloomington courthouse square and some surrounding properties — 57 in total — as historic.
Members of the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission met Tuesday to discuss a draft of the proposal.
Residents of Matlock Heights asked the City Council to help them establish their neighborhood as a conservation district to maintain the integrity of the area.
The changes would bring the city's historic designation in line with state standards.