According to Mayor Slay's blog, Craig Heller of Loftworks has plans to renovate the Farm & Home Savings Building at 10th and Locust as quality Class B office space with first floor retail space. The city's TIF commission met last week to set a public hearing for tax increment financing for the development, the first important step towards revitalization.
The blog mentions that the building's historic facade cannot be rebuilt, but I think that the existing modern facade can still look quite good with a little freshening up.
Heller has a good track recordwhen it comes to luring office tenants, as evident at the Ludwig Lofts Building, one of his other recent projects. Hopefully he can work his magic again with the Farm & Home Savings Building and add some jobs for downtown and vitality to the area.