A big residential and commercial development is being planned for the 600-700 blocks of Magazine Street, the Warehouse District block that's currently home to the Reily Foods Co. headquarters, a farmers market, and a mural by a prolific artist.
William B. "Bo" Reily IV, whose family's Reily Foods Co. is behind Louisiana brands Luzianne and Blue Plate mayonnaise, is planning a development that includes residences at the Reily HQ at 640 Magazine St., a new, five-story building at 700 Magazine St., and a parking garage at 618 Magazine St. The architect on the project is Rozas Ward.
The project came before the CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission this week; they approved the residences and parking garage, but delayed action on the new building.
The delay is because residents of the 425 Notre Dame condo building are opposed to the project, since the new building would be extremely close to that one.
Part of a mural depicting an early 20th century delivery of Luzianne coffee will be torn down as part of the development. The mural is by Robert Dafford, whose hyper-realistic clarinet mural is on the side of a downtown Holiday Inn.
The Crescent City Farmers Market will also have to find a new home for its Saturday market because of the development.