Last November, an Ohio-based developer pitched the idea of creating an apartment complex in place of a blighted grocery store in the Lower Garden District. This past month, the developer presented design plans to the City of New Orleans.
Planned at 1301 Annunciation Street, this mixed-used development will stand four stories tall, and have 210 apartment units, garage parking, ground-floor retail space, and three courtyards.
The leading architect for the development is Lupton Rausch Architecture. Jones Studio will handle interior design and Creative Design + Planning will oversee landscape and project management.
Does the building design look familiar? The developer, Edward Communities, is also responsible for a similar, 385-unit Mid-City apartment complex. Last November, the development obtained a substantial tax break after negotiating a smart housing policy with City Council.
Two blocks down, at 1100 Annunciation Street, Spectrum Capital plans to develop a 16-story, mix-used condominium.