Jackson owner misses $13M payment

The developers of the half-done building above downtown missed the deadline to buy out the bank.

Under a May settlement with Jackson Building owner Gwen Ingels, Banner Bank was due $13.5 million by Thursday or the bank could foreclose without a fight. No such payment was made, bankruptcy court documents show.

“Banner is considering its next steps,” Banner lawyer Craig Miller said Friday.

Irvine Funding Corp., a California-based private equity firm, has said it is willing to lend $23.5 million to finish the building. The loan is collateralized by emeralds, court documents indicate.

Ingels’ business partner and former husband, Casey Ingels, on Friday provided a copy of a letter from Irvine that asks Banner for an extension of the deadline to Sept. 1, citing the “complexity” of the transaction.