Slowly but certainly the revitalization of downtown Amarillo is progressing.

Amarillo City Commissioners yesterday approved almost $4 million to allow the Economic Development Corporation to renovate and expand the former Zarges building in the Centerpoint Business Park.

Coca-Cola would then move into that building.  The building Coca-Cola is currently in would be torn down to make way for the new multi-event center.

The finished plans for downtown include redevelopment of the civic center area, a $70 million dollar hotel, a parking structure with retail space and the baseball stadium.