Last summer, New Orleans' real estate-buying Batman Sidney Torres IV announced his company was planning a high-end development for Bayou St. John near the Lafitte Greenway. Now the plan for the mixed-use project is finally taking shape, and plans are heading to the City Planning Commission this month.
The project, whose boundaries are N. Scott Street, the Lafitte Greenway, Jefferson Davis Parkway, and Conti Street, is a five-acre multi-family development with 382 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, ranging from 750 square feet to nearly 1,200 square feet.
The four-story apartment building would have amenities such as "a pool with a sundeck, a 6,000-square foot clubhouse with a potential theater and a fitness facility."
The renderings show "buildings reminiscent of Spanish architecture seen in the French Quarter, with private and shared balconies and doors with large, arched windows" and "small interior courtyards ... with shrubs, deciduous and conifer trees."
Although the development will include retail, the developers said they are planning to propose a larger commercial development for the adjacent land in the future.
City planners will consider the project June 28.
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