DALLAS - After a series of delays, construction has begun to redevelop one of the last vacant office buildings in downtown Dallas.
The 17-story Corrigan Tower at 1900 Pacific Ave. has been vacant for more than a decade.
Investor John Kirtland is turning the 64-year-old high-rise into an apartment and retail project.
"It's under construction to be 149 Class A apartments," Kirtland said.
Redevelopment of the 236,337-sf office building is valued at $28.7 million, according to building permits.
The project should be complete by summer 2017.
Kirtland and an investment group bought the empty office tower in 2005. He's been working on plans to redevelop the Corrigan Tower and the adjoining Tower Petroleum Building on Elm St.
Plans call for turning the adjoining Tower Petroleum into a 177-room hotel with a ground floor restaurant and bar.
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