A 1980s office building in Downtown Glendale is going condo.

Later this year, Pasadena-based architecture and real estate development firm Adept is scheduled to break ground on the adaptive reuse of the eight-story building at 520 N. Central Avenue.  The upper floors of the approximately 98,000-square-foot building will be converted into 53 condominiums, while 8,372 square feet of existing ground-floor retail space will be retained.

Adept will also build five floors atop a parking garage at the back of the property - located at 521 N. Orange Street - creating an additional 45 condominiums.  An amenity deck will be included with the new construction.

Construction at 520 Central is anticipated to begin in the Fall.

The project, which Adept purchased in April 2018, is the first residential development approved by the City of Glendale in over three-and-a-half years.  The most recent project before that was the 180-unit Broadway Vestalia, another Adept development.

This is not the first time that Adept has embarked on the adaptive reuse of a 1980s office building.  In the company's hometown of Pasadena, an eight-story structure at Los Robles Avenue and Cordova Street is being converted into 105 condominiums.