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Developer proposes environmentally-conscious hotel in Central City

First of its kind in the neighborhood

A rendering of the planned 42-room hotel in Central City.
Rendering via City of New Orleans/One Stop

Developer Gerard Bourgeois Jr. has proposed a $5 million green hotel, aimed at young travelers, located at 1500 Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive. The hotel faces Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and sits less than a block from St Charles Avenue.

Replacing a vacant 6,252-square-foot warehouse, the developer plans for the hotel to have 42 rooms, 17,875 square feet of interior space, and four floors.

What will make the hotel green-conscious? Solar panels, efficient washers and dryers, and the use of environmentally-friendly paint, according to Nola.com.

While the hotel will be required to have 21 parking spaces, the developer proposes 17: A combination of 9 on-site spaces, 7 on-street passes, and 1 parking space dedicated at 6 bicycles racks.

Architect Rick Fifield Architect designed the concept for the proposed development.