A public hearing was held Tuesday for a proposed Royal St hotel that has been almost a decade in the making. 121-125 Royal St was once a hotel, too. Built in 1892, the building fell into disuse for decades before it was purchased by Angelo Farrell in 2005 for $3.2M. Farrell has faced many obstacles outside his control, including the storm and the recession. Somehow, that's yet to deter him. Farrell's latest plan calls for a gaudy, 268 foot tower in an area boasting a height limit of just 85 feet. Architect Hank Smith is set to submit those pie-in-the-sky plans to the city and, from there, it's anyone's guess how far this project will go or for how long. As always, we'll keep you posted.
· 26-story Royal Street hotel plan rises again, irking French Quarter residents [NOLA.com]
· Coming Attractions [Curbed NOLA]