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New Lofts Up as Downtown Continues Revamping

"We want downtown to be a place where people live, work, play and learn," says Beth Duke of Center City . "We want downtown to be a place where people live, work, play and learn," says Beth Duke of Center City .

Areas of downtown Amarillo continue getting a facelift.

An old oil and gas building has been renovated to house 13 new residential lofts. The Fillmore Lofts downtown are now available for move-in.  They're part of center city's ultimate goal of bringing more life to downtown Amarillo.

Center City hopes building more residences downtown will bring in more business...and more people.  Beth Duke of Center City says, "we want downtown to be a place where people live, work, play and learn."

The ball is rolling, because in addition to fillmore lofts, there are two other residences already up. The city has been planning on revitalizing downtown for several years. The Fillmore Lofts project is just one of many as part of that plan.

Local businessmen say they like the idea of living downtown, especially if it means no commute.

"It'll make a huge difference in the economy of gas, and my commute," says Paul Goulart, who works downtown.

Same goes for Israel Ramirez, who just moved to Amarillo from Houston, "being open just recently, it's very convenient for me just to move in right away."

Duke also says that anyone who has questions about downtown's development can attend a meeting at the civic center this Wednesday night at 6:30.

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