The owners of the former Le Petit Motel, an old motel on Tulane Avenue, have filed for a demolition request with the city.
The hotel at 2836 Tulane Avenue, which was purchased in April 2016 for $725,000 by San Francisco restaurateur Nicholas Fasanella and designer Devin Vermeulen of WeWork, was recently put back on the market and listed for sale at $1,050,000.
The application was filed last week by Louisiana Demolition, Inc., and shows a demolition cost of $29,000. The property consists of two buildings which straddle S. Dupre street. It also sits next to a large vacant piece of land where another motel once stood (and was recently demolished). In fact, the same contractor also demolished those buildings. The Le Petit sits on a key corner for that block, and it would not be surprising if the same owner of the vacant lot or another prospective purchaser was interested in both sites together.
According to the listing on LACDB, the 29 room Le Petit Motel is believed to have been constructed in 1950, when Tulane Avenue was the main thoroughfare in and out of New Orleans. Jonathan Shaver with RE/MAX Commercial Brokers, Inc. is the broker.
Tulane Avenue has seen a lot of activity lately, including an $11 million streetscape program, investment by the Feil Organization, the redevelopment of the former Capri Motel in to a 200 unit apartment complex, and investment by the city in a new Public Works building.