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Mar 222017
 

The new development would combine office suites with room for commercial retail, such as a drug store or coffee shop.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Despite opposition from a few neighbors and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, the demolition of the former Le Petit Motel has been approved.

The New Orleans Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee approved a request to demolish the former auto motel on 2836 Tulane Ave at its regular meeting Monday. The committee previously deferred the vote so developers could bring the plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization for input. Continue reading »

Mar 202017
 

The Wicker building currently housing Success Prep will be demolished and a new campus will be constructed.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

More than a decade later, Sci High is finally getting the new campus in the Bio District they were promised.

The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School was awarded $2.2 million for the design of their new campus in the Bio District. The school was promised a renovated World War II hangar on the Delgado Community College campus prior to Katrina. Continue reading »

Mar 142017
 

The new development would combine office suites with room for commercial retail, such as a drug store or coffee shop.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Tulane Avenue is undergoing a wealth of redevelopment after years of stagnation, and a local architect is hoping to turn the dilapidated Le Petit Motel into an office and retail space.

Developers are hoping to turn the shuttered motel – located at 2836 Tulane Ave. – into a large commercial development with space for offices and retail. Raymond Bergeron, architect, presented his plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization members at their monthly meeting Monday and faced little opposition. Continue reading »

Mar 082017
 

Nora Navra Library has beens shuttered for more than a decade after Katrina decimated the community center (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The last storm-damaged public library in the city is finally undergoing reconstruction more than a decade since it was flooded.

The Nora Navra Library was severely damaged during Katrina and left shuttered for more than a decade. Now, as part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s renovations to public city assets, the vandalized library is getting a $3.3 million facelift. Continue reading »

Mar 062017
 

NCDAC will hear a request to demolish the now-shuttered Le Petit Motel due to damage. (file photo by Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

The shuttered Le Petit Motel on Tulane Avenue is getting a facelift – along with several other crumbling motels on the corridor – but the historic conservation council has to sign off on the demolition first.

Developers are seeking approval to demolish the motel, located at 2836 Tulane Ave., due to extensive damages. Officials submitted paperwork to the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory committee to approve the demolition. Continue reading »

Mar 012017
 

3402 Cherry St. (right side of shotgun home).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A blighted shotgun on Cherry Street is again slated for demolition, but this time the property owner supports the decision.

Half a shotgun house at 3402 Cherry St. was approved for demolition by the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee. The house was set for demolition back in 2015 due to it’s blight status after the city cited the owner more than $2,000 in violations. Continue reading »

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 »