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Via Latrobe, Parkway Apartments and Jackson Oaks Get City Planning Commission Approval

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Three apartment projects got a thumbs-up at City Planning Commission's meeting today: Via Latrobe, the Bywater mixed-use project from Sean Cummings' firm Ekistics; Parkway Apartments, Denzel Clark's development next to the Blue Plate Artist Lofts; and Jackson Oaks, the development planned to take over the abandoned Sara Mayo hospital on Jackson Avenue. The projects move to City Council next.

The project that dominated most of the meeting was Via Latrobe. While some neighbors—including a representative from the Bywater Neighborhood Association—spoke in support of the project, others criticized the project's lack of a parking management plan and worried that it would increase traffic and density in the same part of Bywater seeing the rapid expansion of NOCCA. The commission approved the project with a 6-1 vote.

For other New Orleans apartment and condo projects in the works, check out our map below.

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1. 225 State Street

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225 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

2. St. Charles Avenue Condos

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2400 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

3. Parkway Apartments

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Washington Ave & S Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70125

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.

4. Via Latrobe

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2941 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

5. MK RED Bywater Condos

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3200 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

6. Bakers Row

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2400 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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.”

7. Oak Lofts

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8616 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

8. Jackson Oaks

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625 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

9. The Standard

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Julia St & S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70113

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.

10. The Beacon

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Girod St & O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

The residential and retail space with 124 apartments, also at the South Market District, will be open to residents in early 2016.

11. 1476 Magazine St. Apartments

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1476 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Jonathan Tate Architects is working on a three-story condo building at an empty parking lot on Magazine Street.

12. Magazine Street and Richard Street Apartments

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Magazine St & Richard St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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)

13. Pythian Apartments

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234 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

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]

14. Our Lady of Good Counsel Apartments

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1289 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

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]

1. 225 State Street

225 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

225 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. St. Charles Avenue Condos

2400 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

2400 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Parkway Apartments

Washington Ave & S Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70125

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.

Washington Ave & S Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70125

4. Via Latrobe

2941 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

2941 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. MK RED Bywater Condos

3200 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

3200 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Bakers Row

2400 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.”

2400 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. Oak Lofts

8616 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

8616 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. Jackson Oaks

625 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

625 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. The Standard

Julia St & S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113

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.

Julia St & S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70113

10. The Beacon

Girod St & O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

The residential and retail space with 124 apartments, also at the South Market District, will be open to residents in early 2016.

Girod St & O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

11. 1476 Magazine St. Apartments

1476 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jonathan Tate Architects is working on a three-story condo building at an empty parking lot on Magazine Street.

1476 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Magazine Street and Richard Street Apartments

Magazine St & Richard St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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)

Magazine St & Richard St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Pythian Apartments

234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

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]

234 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

14. Our Lady of Good Counsel Apartments

1289 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

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]

1289 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115