Owner Howard Biddlecome installed dozens of new windows in the building, which is on the city of Fresno's list of historic structures.
, who bought the building with his
wife for $154,000 in 2001, has said he
wants to prepare the building for tenants.
After years-long negotiations with a nonprofit organization interested in buying the structure fell through, he
hired structural engineers to determine what needs to be fixed to bring the building up to code.