As we reported last year, the building had been long vacant before owners Harding Shelton moved into the third floor and an energy company took the entire second level.
Now, the plan is to finish out the basement / canal space creating 10,000 square feet of additional lease space in the hopes of attracting a major tenant.
The plans also include adding a large patio at the water level which would extend in front of the building to the east, which is currently home to Zio's Italian Kitchen (located one level above) and also owned by Harding Shelton.
The renovation would coincide with a new tunnel currently being constructed from the historic Santa Fe Depot into Bricktown. That project involves extending the existing tunnel that leads under the railroad tracks and up to the train platforms and then creating a large plaza that would draw people directly to the western terminus of the canal.
The filed documents indicate that once design approval is obtained, work will commence in a few weeks.
The J. I. Case Plow Works Building was built in 1909 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.