Proposed Virgin Hotel Gets A ‘No’ From Planning Commission

by • July 16, 2015 • Development, Hotel & Hospitality, Zoning and Land UseComments (0)2489

Rendering of the proposed Virgin Hotel by Mathes Brierre Architects

Rendering of the proposed Virgin Hotel by Mathes Brierre Architects

The developers of a proposed Virgin Hotel received a “No” vote from the City Planning Commission this week over height concerns.

Plans called for a 14 story Virgin Hotel on a parking lot at 550 Baronne St. n the CBD.  Developers Gatehouse Capital and David Garcia are behind the new 125,000 square-foot hotel that would feature 183 rooms and roof top bar under the Virgin Hotel flag.

The developers plan to appeal the decision to the City Council.

Check out the coverage from around the web:

Planners turn thumbs down on proposed Baronne Street hotel (The Advocate)

City Planning Commission rejects 14-story Virgin Hotel over height concerns (Nola.com)

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