Turnbull Bakeries Redevelopment Secures Final City Approval

by • June 22, 2015 • Lower Garden District, Zoning and Land UseComments (1)1803

Rendering via Pentek Homes

Rendering via Pentek Homes

The New Orleans City Council last week approved a developer’s plan to demolish the former Turnbull Bakeries warehouse in the Irish Channel and replace it with 15 brand new luxury single-family houses.  The project received the blessing from the City Planning Commission three weeks ago.

Developers Nicole Webre and Bo Pennington were seeking a zoning change from light industrial to residential, which the council unanimously approved Thursday, June 18.

The houses will be designed by Pentek Homes, and will be sold for about $500,000 each.

Turnbull Bakeries manufactured Melba Toast in the Irish Channel until it closed the site in 2012.  The warehouse was built in 1946 and, according to a property listing, was made up of three buildings and a parking lot:

1. The Production Building. 519 First St. Approximately 37,851sf ground floor space + approximately 3,312sf of 2nd floor office and break rooms.
2. The Breadsticks Building. 534 (Lot 4), 538 (Lot 3), 542 (Lot 2) & 546 (Lot 1) Soraparu St.; 2354 St. Thomas St. (Lot 109). Approximately 13,448sf.
3. The Bakery Building. 518 Soraparu St. Approximately 6,820sf.
4. A Paved Parking Lot. 528 First St. (Square 47, Lot Y). Approximately 3,600sf (30′ x 120′).

You can read our previous coverage here.

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