Our friends at Uptown Messenger reported that the City Council approved plans for a new proposed restaurant at Magnolia Mansion (corner of Prytania and Jackson).
The Magnolia Mansion bed-and breakfast had proposed the controversial zoning change required to open a restaurant, which they said the business needed to survive.
Neighbors opposed the request, citing parking problems and future commercial business along the corridor.
At the hearing, Councilwomen Cantrell noted “This business is a hotel. Hotels have and operate restaurants.”
The parking issue has been solved, Cantrell said, because Magnolia Mansion has a contract for valet parking with the same garage that serves Cheesecake Bistro. Further, Cantrell said she will require Magnolia Mansion to sign a good-neighbor agreement prior to receiving the zoning change.
The City Council voted 4-2 in favor of the rezoning. Council members Head and Guidry were the opposing votes.
Read the full article with all the neighborhood comments at Uptown Messenger here.