225 State Street Condos Rejected, & Other News From City Planning

by • September 25, 2015 • Zoning and Land UseComments (0)2818

Rendering of the new condo building proposed for 225 State Street via 225state.com

Rendering of the new condo building proposed for 225 State Street via 225state.com

The City Planning Commission on Tuesday (Sept. 22) laid down some big decision regarding a variety of development proposals in different areas of the city, including a rejection of Jim McPhaille’s plan to build 48 luxury condominiums at 225 State Street.

Among the other things that occurred at this week’s meeting:

-McPhaille’s new development, dubbed 225 State Street, would involve demolishing the “Metairie-style” old red brick buildings at State, Tchoupitoulas and Front Streets that currently contain 70 ranch style apartments.  In its place, MacPhaile would build a 6 story building with 48 luxury condominiums.  The CPC staff recommended denying the developer’s request on the basis that the zoning district calls for single family homes and doubles, not high density condos.  The Commission agreed.  The proposal now goes to the City Council for final approval or denial.

– The Commission approved a proposal to demolish the single family home at 2400 St. Charles Ave to build a 57 foot, 10-unit condominium building.

– The five-story Parkway Apartments planned for the corner of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Washington Avenue by developer Denzel Clark was deferred over staff concerns over density.  The project calls for ground floor retail and 207 apartments.

– The Kailas Cos. were given a deferral for their proposed Jackson Oaks development at the former Sara Mayo hospital site on Jackson Avenue. Kailas was seeking to build a new  eight story building with 211 units.

– Developer Sean Cummings also got a deferral for his Via Latrobe development plan to build 220 apartments in the Bywater.   In addition to the apartments, the development would include 2 pocket parks and several restaurants.

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