HDLC Vote Builds Momentum For Tracage Luxury Highrise

by • October 25, 2016 • Architecture & Design, Multi Family, Warehouse District, Zoning and Land UseComments (0)1383

We broke the news two weeks ago that the long-stalled Tracage Luxury Apartment project was finally back on track.

At that time, Spectrum Capital’s team recently filed an amendment to the development for Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) approval.  That filing proposed to amend previously approved plans including new design elements for garage screens, balcony railings, and north side elevation changes.  The changes included mesh railings on balconies instead of glass to reduce costs, different garage screening, and a tweak in the building configuration by a few inches.

The Commission’s Architectural Review Committee Commission met today to review the three new design elements, and unanimously approved the changes.

The multi-million dollar development will rise 183 feet and stand 16 stories high once complete.  Plans include 140 luxury apartments, 155 parking spaces, and 6,000 square feet of retail.

The project has been bogged down in lawsuits that prevented its construction for years.  The project was originally announced right after Katrina, only to have a lawsuit filed by nearby property owners seeking to prevent it from coming to life.  That suit was finally resolved, and the developers went back to the drawing board and received approval from the city for a revised 16 story high-rise in early 2014.

The developers finally broke ground on the project in 2014, only to have another lawsuit filed, which has apparently come to an end.

Trapolin Peer is the architect.

 

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