• First look at demolition and construction at First National Center

    A development group led by Gary Brooks have submitted plans to the Downtown Design Review Committee which detail demolition and construction plans for the massive First National Center renovation project.




    The ADG design calls for the a partial removal a 1972 building at the far east end to accommodate a ramp system to serve the middle section of the complex which will become a 683 space parking garage with commercial space on the first and second levels.



    Previously both the east and center buildings functioned as office space.

    The third level will have parking and office space facing Park Avenue. Floors 4 to 14 will be all parking.







    The spaces will serve the soon-to-be-renovated west tower, built in 1931 and set to be converted to apartments and a hotel along with restaurant and commercial areas.

    The eastern ramp system along Broadway is designed to replicate an office building facade similar to existing buildings in the immediate area.

    The north facade of the center and east buildings will be preserved and repaired and cleaned as needed.





    The basement will include valet parking for the hotel and apartments as well as storage.

    The historic first-level arcade the corridor that leads all the way from Broadway to Robinson will be renovated and the connection to the city's Underground tunnel system will be maintained.

    Asbestos removal and other cleanup is already underway at the site.





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