It was supposed to be the foundation of a $100 million redevelopment effort in downtown Brockton.
But now developers want to tear down a historic building.
Developers at Trinity Financial had met a July 1 deadline to come up with a plan to save the Gardner Building.
Now they say the former clothing factory on Centre St., built in 1890, is too expensive to save.
The partially-collapsed building was part of a proposal to convert a city block into apartments, a parking garage, and commercial and retail space.
Word that it will be razed comes after the developers spent nearly $2 million on safety improvements.
Trinity now has to give back $600,000 in historical tax credits from the state.