Hill & Wilkinson Breaks Ground on $175M Redevelopment Project in Downtown Dallas
DALLAS — Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors has broken ground on a $175 million redevelopment project in downtown Dallas. Both the historic Statler Hilton Hotel, built in 1956 and located at 1900 Commerce St., and the adjacent Old Dallas Central Library will be renovated to create an entertainment hub. The 702,615-square-foot project includes complete restoration of the buildings’ exteriors and the conversion of the upper 11 stories into 229 residential units. The five middle stories will be converted into 164 hotel rooms. Two lower floors will be converted into ballrooms, meeting rooms, hotel services, lobbies, restaurants and retail space. The Jackson Street and basement levels of the Statler Hilton and the library will be converted into a 250-car parking garage. Centurion American Development Group is the owner and developer. Merriman Associates/Architects Inc. is the architect, and Besharkhah Engineering Inc. is the engineer for the project. Centurion plans to apply for Historic Tax Credits, and the city of Dallas has provided $43.5 million in tax increment financing for the redevelopment, which is slated for completion in December 2016.