Speaking of Sidney Torres IV, his high-end development planned for Bayou St. John should get going soon. Crews are set to start tearing down empty warehouses along the 9-acre stretch of the Lafitte Greenway where the project is planned.
Torres, plus developer Joe Jaeger and Camellia Grill owner Hicham Khodr, is going for a mixed-used development with "apartments, houses, a boutique hotel" and "a gym, cafe, playgrounds, and patio areas where residents and visitors can take in a view of the bayou."
The project was delayed because small levels of contamination were found in soil at the property.
• Bayou St. John high-end development work to start this spring [NOLA.com]
• Former Trash Magnate Planning Bayou St. John Development [Curbed NOLA]
• Sidney Torres IV Redeveloping Former French Quarter Monastery [Curbed NOLA]