Maine Army National Guard has no immediate plans for the armory on Route 1 after withdrawing from Belfast in June.

The 24,000-square-foot building was most recently headquarters to a detachment of the Westbrook-based 262nd Engineer Company.

A small company, working in Belfast at the time of the closure, was consolidated with a Southern Maine company under the roof of the recently renovated armory in Sanford, according to Lt. Col. Darryl Lyon, spokesman for Maine Army National Guard.

The Belfast armory was built in 1940 for the National Guard's Company K, which was later incorporated into the Army's 103rd Infantry Regiment and deployed to fight in the South Pacific during World War II. The armory was one of 11 built in Maine at the time.

Lyon said the building will be kept in "preservation mode" for now, until an appraisal of the property is completed. The building and 26.6-acre lot are assessed by the city at $1.37 million. Lyon said the appraisal will determine what comes next, including the possibility of demolishing the armory building if the land is deemed more valuable without it.

"We're giving ourselves through the winter," he said, "until we can figure out what the organization wants to do with it."