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Public Hearing Approved for Controversial CBD Hotel Proposal

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A public hearing has been approved in regards to a controversial CBD hotel proposal that would heavily alter the New Orleans skyline. Nearly one year ago, Wischermann Partners, Inc submitted plans to demolish a series of structures at Tchoupitoulas St and Canal St. That demo request of 105, 109, and 111 Tchoup got rejected, along with a demo request against 422 Canal St, a building that was the 1880s home of NOLA architect James Freret. Other contentious issues include a proposed height that far exceeds the 70' limit. Despite Wischermann Partners' pie-in-the-sky dreams, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is asking the team to put their plans on hold until the Spring, when a public hearing is set to take place. As always, stay tuned for continued updates on this project.
· Plan for high-rise hotel at Canal and Tchoupitoulas revived [Advocate]
· What To Know About the 21-Story Hotel Plans at Canal & Tchoup [Curbed NOLA]
· 400 Canal St [Curbed NOLA]