DALLAS (AP) — The art deco Lone Star Gas buildings in downtown Dallas are getting a makeover.
The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/10BMjWQ ) reports that developers are turning the office buildings of the former utility into loft apartments.
Hamilton Properties has already converted a 12-story building constructed in 1979 into 107 rental units for low- and moderate-income residents. The second phase will include the buildings constructed in 1924 and 1931. A 1960s office building will be repurposed into a 200-space parking garage.
The main lobby of one of the buildings where customers once lined up to order service or pay bills features marble and terrazzo.
Hamilton Properties plans to restore the lobby ceiling and some other architectural details.
The buildings have been empty since utility Atmos Energy left the properties almost 10 years ago.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com