Under such a plan, most of the space would be filled by servers, switching equipment and other IT-releated equipment, with relatively few employees. Not an optimal use of office space, but in this case (as with 210 N. Tucker and the Valley Building), it would fill a difficult-to-lease building that has been vacant for almost five years. And, its reinforced concrete floors make it an ideal candidate to house IT infrastructure.
The building – built in 1941 – is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, making it eligible for historic tax credits. It originally had windows that were more consistent with its overall design scheme. Guller applied for, but did not receive, New Markets Tax Credits, which were awarded earlier this month, however, the city is working with him on other sources of financing.
It had been mentioned as one of the candidates for Emmis Communications' new offices and studios for KSHE, KPNT, KHIT and KFTK, but no announcement was ever made.
Here's an old pic of the building - I like the original windows much better than the current ones: