We broke the news 6 weeks ago that development group MK Red plans to turn the former Hubig’s Pie site into 8 condos.
This week the City Planning Commission officially approved a conditional use request for the $3.2 million development at 2413-2417 Dauphine St. You can check out the latest renderings and designs for the project here.
Developers Michael Bosio and Kyle Resmondo of MK RED told CanalStreetBeat that they “saw an opportunity to take a piece of New Orleans’ history and develop a respectful tribute in residential form. Having both lived in New Orleans for several years, we love this neighborhood. The New Orleans real estate market is hot everywhere including the Marigny. Our goal for this project was to create something that fit the historical neighborhood but still allowed us the be architecturally creative.”
The pair told CSB that they have over 50 Marigny residences that personally signed a letter of support on behalf of the proposal, along with the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. Despite that support, many neighbors are still against the project, siting the “closed-off” nature of the development being against the open atmosphere of the neighborhood.
The project will have 8 units, average 1,5000 square feet each, and feature private courtyards and balconies, off street parking, a 40 foot lap pool, a communal outdoor kitchen, and contemporary finishes.
The City Planning Commission voted 8-1 to approve the conditional use. Commissioner Alexandra Mora was the line vote against.
The Historic District Landmarks Commission still must approve the designs.
Bakers Row LLC finally closed on the property, buying it from Pie Dauphine, LLC for $770,000.