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City Council Approves Construction on Virgin Hotel

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The City Planning Commission wasn't a fan of the proposed 14-story Virgin Hotel back in July, but NOLA.com reports that the City Council has approved the project anyway.

Why approve the project when, at 148-feet tall, it surpasses the zoned height limit of 125 feet and 10 stories? The council's hoping we get an airline out of it. From NOLA.com:

"I'm hoping that discussions about bringing Virgin airlines to our city is something that will continue to move forward," [Councilwoman Latoya] Cantrell added. "It seems very promising."

If you build it, will airlines come?

· Virgin Hotel approved by City Council with an eye on Virgin airlines next [NOLA.com]
· City Planning Commission Says 'No' to Virgin Hotel [Curbed NOLA]