Last week City Council met and approved a bunch of the many apartment and condominium projects we've been following, and with that we've decided to update our handy map we're using to keep track of these projects. 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
14 New Orleans Condo and Apartment Projects to Watch
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 50-foot-tall building with between 40 and 48 condos and underground parking. The City Planning Commission rejected the plan, but the City Council unanimously voted in favor for it on Nov. 20.
St. Charles Avenue Condos
The Historic District Landmark Commission and the City Planning Commission 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. The City Council upheld the decisions at the Oct. 15 meeting.
Developer Denzel Clark's project, located next to the Blue Plate Artist Lofts, will include 207 residential units and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Construction should begin in the first quarter of 2016 and conclude within a year. The City Planning Commission OK'd the project Oct. 27 and City Council approved it Nov. 19.
Sean Cumming’s new Bywater project includes apartments, artist studios, retail space and an urban farm. The project got the City Planning Commission's OK Oct. 27, and City Council approved the project Nov. 19 for 260 units and 23,000 square feet of commercial space and artist studios.
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's mixed use project at old Sara Mayo hospital building in the LGD got the City Planning Commission's OK Oct. 27 and the City Council's vote Nov. 19. The development will include 111 residential units and 17,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
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.
1476 Magazine St. Apartments
Jonathan Tate Architects is working on a three-story condo building at an empty parking lot on Magazine Street.
Magazine Street and Richard Street Apartments
Studio WTA is building a three-story project with 36 apartments and 4,750 square feet of commercial space on a vacant lot in the LGD. [Image: via Uptown Messenger/Studio WTA)
The historic CBD building that formerly housed the Knights of Pythias of Louisiana and the Higgins boats HQ is in the process of being converted into a mixed-use building with both market rate and "moderate-income workforce" housing. Construction began Nov. 16, and the building will reopen in early 2017.[Image: Google Maps]
Our Lady of Good Counsel Apartments
Ryan Gootee, Jason Hemel and Richard Roth III bought the long-abandoned school building in the 1200 block of Louisiana Avenue for $960,000 in October, and Peter Trapolin is the architect on the project. The group is seeking federal historic preservation tax credits to fund the redevelopment. The project currently calls for 22 one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments. [Image: Google Maps]