JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The city is filing a foreclosure suit on the historic Bostwick Building.

On Tuesday night, the City Council voted to designate the building as a historic landmark.

They also denied the Bostwick Building owners permission to demolish the building.

The city decided to file suit against the owners to foreclose on the city's code enforcement lien on the property. They're asking a judge to order the sale of the building.

According to the suit, its owner owes thousand of dollars in fines for violations of the city's property safety and maintenance codes and now the city wants to collect.

They also want all of their attorneys' fees and costs to be paid back. The suit was filed Wednesday afternoon by the city, against Guaranty Trust Investments.

The Bostwick Building has been in this city for more than 100 years and sits at one of the entrances to downtown. City officials say it's very significant as the community tries to revitalize the city center.