Developer Bonnis Properties plans to begin renovating Broadway's Merritt Building as office space within the next month, reports the Downtown News.

The Canadian real estate firm purchased the nine-story edifice at 8th and Broadway last year for $24 million, and at the time did not put forth specific stands for the property.  The upper floors of the building, which was originally developed in 1915 by railroad magnate Hulett C. Merritt, has been empty on its upper floors since the 1980s.

Bonnis' renovations would activate approximately 50,000 square feet of rentable space on the upper levels, featuring floor plates between 6,500 and 7,000 square feet.  Existing commercial space on its ground floor would be joined with additional square footage on basement and mezzanine levels.

For a detailed look inside the building, check out this tour from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart.

Bonnis Properties also owns the nearby Foreman & Clark Building on 7th Street, which is being converted into apartments.

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Small Apartment Building Slated for Crescent Heights Boulevard

Three-story, 12-unit building would rise on two parcels.

Last week, the City of West Hollywood's Design Review Subcommittee considered a proposal to construct a small apartment building on two parcels at 1011 and 1015 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard.

The project, which is being designed by Culver City-based architecture firm Modative, calls for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit building featuring 20 parking spaces.  Plans call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings, including one unit of affordable housing.