In the next couple weeks, university leaders say the historic and vacant Eugenia Williams house could see some progress.

The house located off Lyons View Pike has sat empty since Williams donated it in 1998.

The university has been in the process of trying to find a long-term renter they hope will maintain and restore it. UT President Joe DiPietro approved the plan in June.

Now a committee is working on a proposal to find a bidder that will live there, maintain the mansion, and even make additions.

They hope to have that request finished in the next four weeks.