Plans for the Downtown Development Group's Granaio Lofts, a ten-story Warehouse District luxury apartment building of the modern variety, got the axe at yesterday's City Council meeting in a 6-0 vote. If the $20 million Tchoupitoulas Street development would have made its way to real life, these would have been some damn pricey rentals with two-bedrooms going for $8,000 a month and one-bedrooms at $3,000. Joshua Bruno, the prez of the Downtown Development Group, planned to live in the building's two-story penthouse, and told The Times-Pic he isn't giving up on the project. Sidenote: There's still a Craigslist ad posted for "pre leasing" in a "Warehouse District luxury apartment tower" that leads to a petition for the Granaio. Anyway. Apparently Bruno has a contingency plan in place for the skinny structure that could possibly taking care of one of the issues—the building's enclosed overhangs over the sidewalk—by moving them to the sides and leasing vertical airspace. As far as the oh-so-fun permit process, though, it's back to square one.
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· Granaio super-luxury high rise slapped down by New Orleans City Council [NOLA.com]
· Will these be the most expensive rentals on the market? [Curbed NOLA]
· Now pre leasing Warehouse District luxury apartment tower [Craigslist]