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Our Lady of Good Counsel School to be Turned Into—What Else?—Apartments

More apartments to come: a long-abandoned school building in the 1200 block of Louisiana Avenue—part of a parish that famously closed despite protests of parishioners—is slated to be developed into 22 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Ryan Gootee, Jason Hemel and Richard Roth III bought the old school building for $960,000 in October, and Peter Trapolin is the architect on the project. The group is seeking federal historic preservation tax credits to fund the redevelopment. The project currently calls for 22 "market-rate" apartments, but there is a "possibility the partners will build fewer units and possibly sell them as condominiums if the tax credit financing doesn't come together." It's officially apartment mania in New Orleans, y'all.

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· Via Latrobe, Parkway Apartments and Jackson Oaks Get City Planning Commission Approval [Curbed NOLA]