Developer Brian Gibbs, in partnership with Reilly Foods, is proposing a large new development in the warehouse district on Magazine Street between Lafayette and Notre Dame.
The plans were presented this week to the Warehouse District Neighborhood Association.
The development includes residential, retail, and a parking garage that spans two city blocks, and combines the historic renovation of existing buildings with new construction. The municipal addresses of the buildings will be 700 Magazine, 640 Magazine, and 618 Magazine Street. From the initial plans presented at the meeting, the development looks like a great fit for the neighborhood.
Rozas Ward is the architect and Brian Gibbs is the developer. The land and improvements are currently owned by Gibbs and the Reilly Food Companies, and we hear the development is in partnership with them.
The development will include 90 residential units, 27,000 square feet of retail, and 347 parking spaces. The development is almost entirely within the current zoning allowances, except for a small curb cut that will be needed on Magazine Street for the entrance to the garage. Check out the first renderings below.
[Update: Developer Brian Gibbs confirmed to CanalStreetBeat that he is developing the parking garage, but stated that he could not comment on the other aspects of the development]