The old Potter County Sheriff's Office is coming down with a thud.

JMR Demolition from El Paso is tearing down the building at 608 S. Pierce St. It started knocking down walls and separating the different building materials into piles in the parking lot Monday. The project will conclude Aug. 12, Potter County Director of Facilities Mike Head said.

Head said the space then will become a temporary grassy area like a small park.

"It's temporary until the (Potter County) Commissioners Court decides what they want to do with it," he said.

Custom Gardens of Amarillo, a landscaping architect firm, will work on the space until early September turning it into the temporary park.

"With the way downtown Amarillo is trying to beautify, I think we will just stay with that trend" temporarily, Head said. Custom Gardens will add a nice fence to ensure that people don't drive or park in the park-like space.

The Potter County Sheriff's Administration Office moved into its new location at 13103 NE 29th Ave. in April. Sheriff Brian Thomas said the move has been beneficial.