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Feb 142017
 

The complex will have two outdoor courtyards with a pool and a structured parking facility.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A six-story apartment complex slated for the edge of Mid-City is one step closer to fruition after zoning adjustments were approved.

The New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved a density and permeable open space waiver for 1717 Canal St., which is situated at the edge of Mid-City just before the I-10 Expressway intersection. Babington Properties, L.P. needed a zoning change to build a six-story apartment complex with retail area on the site. The lot’s current zoning limits multi-family developments to 1 unit per 1,000 square foot of lot area. For the petitioned property, the regulations would limit the development to 61 units. Continue reading »

Feb 062017
 

Site plans show an outdoor patio, mezzanine and room for bicycle parking.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to say the bar will be built new, not undergo renovations as previously stated.

Developers are hoping to gain approval to permit a bar along the Lafitte Greenway Corridor.

Sidney Torres IV, New Orleans entrepreneur who founded the venture capital firm IV Capital, submitted a request through agents to the City Planning Commission to build a bar on the Greenway Corridor. The bar – located at 501 N. Genois St. – would be bounded by N. Clark, St. Louis and Toulouse streets. Continue reading »

Feb 032017
 

(via facebook.com/lafittegreenway)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Board of Directors elected four new faces for the new year and recognized three outgoing members, bringing the total number of board members to 20.

The organization held their annual membership meeting Monday night to elect new board members, review 2016 accomplishments and establish goals for the new year. Jeffrey Thomas, board chair, recognized three outgoing board members – Amy Boyle Collins, Laila Fox and Emily Valentino – before voting in new ones. Continue reading »

Feb 032017
 

New Orleans City Study Committee’s suggested boundaries for the Parkview Local Historic District (in pink).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Parkview residents are asking to be removed from Historic District Landmarks Commission oversight, though though the New Orleans City Council will have the final vote.

The Parkview Neighborhood Association Board voted not to become a local historic district after an attempt to redefine demolition was brought to the board. Parkview members sent a letter to Paul Harang, director of City Council Relations, last month informing the council of their “unanimous” vote. Continue reading »

Jan 312017
 

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class last year (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Friends of Lafitte Greenway has an abundance of goals for 2017, and most revolve around improving the safety of the greenspace and growing community programs. Continue reading »

Jan 252017
 

The salon at 3241 Dumaine Street will reopen under new ownership. (photo by Benjamin Morris for MidCityMessenger.com)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A Dumaine Street salon is one step closer to opening after approval from the New Orleans City Planning Commission, though at least one person spoke out against the businesses. Continue reading »

Jan 122017
 
School officials are planning to renovate the existing building on 2526 Esplanade Ave. and 2500 Barracks St. from a secondary educational facility to a primary facility.

School officials are planning to renovate the existing building on 2526 Esplanade Ave. and 2500 Barracks St. from a secondary educational facility to a primary facility.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

After a unanimous vote from the New Orleans City Planning Commission, Bricolage Academy has permission to renovate the former John McDonogh School on Esplanade. Continue reading »