Developer Jim MacPhaile has released plans to develop the corner of Tchoupitoulas and State Street into high end luxury condos, according to emails and flyers he sent out last week asking for support.
The 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.
In his memos to neighbors (reproduced below) MacPhaile says he already has the unanimous support of the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association. The City Planning Commission will consider the application on September 22. According to his letters, MacPhaile says the site already contains the proper zoning, and that he is just seeking a “modest variance in the floor area ratio.”
We’ve got a basic site plan and typical floor plans for you here and here. Overall, it looks like a nice project for the neighborhood, certainly something better than what is currently at the site.
MacPhaile is also the developer of the historic NOCCA building at Webster and Perrier and the new construction condos at 7000 Magazine at the Zoo entrance.
Harry Baker Smith are the architects on the project.
Email from MacPhaile to neighbors below:
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:49:48 AM CDT
Subject: From Jim. Can we get your support?
Hey everyone, I wanted to share with you the new project we are doing on State and Tchoupitoulas. We are sending this out to get additional support to tear down the 13 Metairie-style red brick dilapidated apartments and replace it with this beautiful condominium. If you are so inclined, please go to the site to show your support by clicking on the green check mark at www.225state.com . It will send an email back to me and we will include you on our support map. Also it would be great if you could pass this along to anyone you know who lives in that neighborhood who might be interested in this new project.
GOOD NEWS, NEIGHBOR!
A MUCH-NEEDED FACELIFT IS COMING FOR 225 STATE STREET
Endorsed by the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association
Local Developer Jim MacPhaille recently purchased all of the old, red brick buildings on State, Tchoupitoulas and Front Streets consisting of 70 ranch-style multifamily apartments. He is seeking to redevelop the property into one beautiful, upscale building with up to 48 condominiums. In the neighborhood he has already completed the restoration and conversion of the 100-year old NOCCA building at Webster and Perrier into luxury residences and the condominiums at 7000 Magazine at the Zoo entrance.
WE’D LIKE YOUR SUPPORT!!
The project leaders have submitted a proposal to the city that the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association has recently voted unanimously to support. The City Planning Commission will consider the application on the plans to rejuvenate this site on September 22, but your letters of support are needed by Sunday, September 13. The site is already properly zoned for this use, but in order to facilitate the construction of a top-notch residential community with the best of contemporary amenities, the project leaders are requesting a modest variance in the floor area ratio. The development will change the site from tenants to homeowners, increase the green space, reduce the density, and have all of the parking under the building.
GO ONLINE NOW!!!
Please go to our website to learn more about the development….
and press the green check mark in support!
Deadline is Sunday, September 13, 2015
For more information, call Jim MacPhaille at (504) 382-9200