A demo request to get rid of a two-story, 2,000-square-foot Oak Street building that would clear the way for the proposed Oak Lofts condo development has been delayed. Uptown Messenger reports that the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee was unable to wrangle together enough members to legally hold a meeting (five of the panel's 13 seats are empty) so the 16 demo requests on deck have been pushed back to a July 21 meeting.
Oak Lofts came to light in December 2013 when developer George Fowler IV presented his plans for a five-story condo building with a gym on three plots of land around 8616 Oak St. The project has since been scaled back to a four-story structure with 22 condo units and a 1,600-square-foot gym on the ground floor. Previous reports put the price points in the $280,000 to $350,000 range.
· Demolition Proposals for Oak Lofts Apartments, Other Properties Delayed [Uptown Messenger]
· Oak Lofts coverage [Curbed NOLA]