Glendale OKs Eight-Story Office Tower

Construction of an eight-story office building is expected to begin May 1, the first downtown Glendale redevelopment project to start in the past three years.

Dorn-Platz & Co. of Glendale was granted preliminary approval Tuesday by the City Council and Redevelopment Agency to build the office and parking garage at 520 N. Central Ave. Final design approval is required from the Redevelopment Agency.

The concrete office tower will have recessed windows and a granite colonnade with awnings along Central Avenue. The ground floor is expected to house retail stores, restaurants and banking services.

Entrance to a 340-car, four-story parking garage will be on Orange Street, with a pedestrian courtyard between the parking structure and office building.

The project is a joint venture of the local real estate investment firm and Central Life Assurance Co. of Des Moines, Iowa. The building is scheduled for completion in spring, 1986.

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