Developers who are redoing Dallas’ landmark Cabana Hotel on the edge of downtown are seeing approvals for a major addition. Centurion American Development Group is asking the Dallas city plan commission for the okay to add a high-rise apartment tower at the Stemmons Freeway project. “We are trying to get our zoning for the second phase so we have ability to build a residential tower on top of the parking garage,” Centurion American CEO Mehrdad Moayedi said. “That is what we have always intend. “It’s got beautiful views of downtown.” Centurion American in 2017 paid $8.1 million for the 10-story hotel across the highway from Victory Park. The developer – who spent almost $250 million to restore and redevelop downtown’s landmark Statler Hotel – has been working to redo the Cabana. “The demolition and environmental is completed and I got the historical preservation approved,” Moayedi said. “We are going forward.” The entire project is planned to include a combination of hotel rooms, apartments and retail space. Giese Ltd designed the hotel redo. The proposed apartment high-rise would be more than 20 stories tall. The Cabana Hotel was built in 1962 by Jay Sarno, the developer of Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace. In 1984, the hotel was converted into a Dallas County jail facility. The building was closed in 2013 and was vacant at time of sale.