Construction of the buildings will begin in October and are expected to take around 18 months.

TEMPLE, Texas – The above video was posted in 2018.

The historic Hawn Hotel in downtown Temple, the Arcadia Theater and the Sears Building are getting an extreme makeover.

On Thursday, the City of Temple announced its partnership with real estate developer Waco Turner Behringer Development to transform buildings into apartments, commercial and catering spaces, offices, as well as a multi-purpose and event hall.

“The Hawn Hotel and the Arcadia Theater have been mainstays of Temple’s historic downtown for nearly a century, so we are delighted to see these monuments get a second life,” said the Director of Temple City, Brynn Myers. “There have been so many dedicated people who have worked to make this a reality, and we can’t wait to see what the end result will be. “

Turner Behringer plans:

  • 57 one to two bedroom apartments in the Hawn and Sears buildings, totaling approximately 45,000 square feet
  • Approximately 32,000 square feet of commercial retail space, which will include storefronts, new restaurants and offices

“Adaptive reuse refers to the conservation attempt to reuse an existing structure for purposes other than what it was originally built for,” said Shane Turner, partner and broker at Turner Behringer. “We’ve had great success with our adaptive reuse projects at Waco… and we’re excited to be expanding at Temple,” continued Turner.

Construction of the buildings will begin in October and are expected to take around 18 months. In addition, construction of the parking garage is also expected to begin this fall and last 13 months.

All projects are expected to be completed by spring 2023.

This project will be part of a new downtown, which includes street improvements, landscaping, downtown signs and parking, and more.

The real estate developer’s past projects have included the Hippodrome Theater, Madison Apartments and Altura Lofts.

For more information on Turner Behringer Development, visit

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