If it seems like there is a lot of talk of condominium and apartment building projects in the air right now, it's not just you. Just this week, the City Planning Commission considered several of them. To help us all keep track of them, we've mapped out some of the big ones in the works. Some are moving along swimmingly, others have some tweaking and scaling down to do before they get the city's OK. Do you know anything about any of these projects? Or know of any condo or apartment buildings going up in your 'hood? Be sure to let us know.Read More
Mapping Condo and Apartment Projects in the Works
225 State Street
Developer Jim MacPhaile wants to demolish the row of 70 "Metairie-style" brick apartments at State, Tchoupitoulas and Front Streets in Uptown to build a six-story building with 48 luxury condominiums. The City Planning Commission rejected the plan this week. It moves to City Council, who can reverse or uphold the commission decision, next.
The City Planning Commission this week gave Phyllis Landrieu, Mayor Mitch's aunt, permission to demolish two ranch-style homes — including her home — to build a 10-unit condominium building in the 2400 block of St. Charles Ave.
Developer Denzel Clark's project, located next to the Blue Plate Artist Lofts, was granted a deferral at this week's City Planning Commission meeting. The commission supports the project, which would include apartments and 15,434 square feet of ground-floor retail space, but thinks it should be scaled down some. It will be back before the commission on Oct. 27. Construction should begin in the first quarter of 2016 and conclude within a year.
Sean Cumming’s new Bywater project includes apartments, artist studios, retail space and the "Hobo Farms" urban farm. It was also granted a deferral at this week's meeting to address density, parking and traffic concerns of neighbors.
MK RED Bywater Condos
The developers have planned a 55-foot, $8 million, 16-unit condo building with retail space near the Piety Street bridge into Crescent Park. The duo is currently tweaking the plans with the Historic District Landmarks Commission.
Another MK RED project, this is a planned $3.2 million, eight-unit condo complex at the former Hubig's Pie factory site. In August, MK RED posted on Facebook that they would give an update on the project “as we get closer to breaking ground.”
Construction on the four-story, 14,000 square-foot development that will include 20 condos and a gym began in July. M2 Studio said at the time that construction should take about 10 months and move-ins could begin as early as spring of next year.
The Kailas Company wants to build a 211-unit, eight-story apartment complex with ground-floor restaurants and offices at the old Sara Mayo hospital building in the LGD. The project was also granted a deferral at this week's planning commission meeting.
The Morris Adjmi-designed building at the South Market District will include nine one-to three-bedroom apartments, luxe amenities, and retail space. It is slated to open in late 2017.
The residential and retail space with 124 apartments, also at the South Market District, will be open to residents in early 2016.