On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission approved the development of a 17 unit affordable condo building at 3100 Banks Street, reports Mid-City Messenger.
Developers New Orleans Redevelopment Fund and Green Coast Enterprises are seeking to build the 3-story project, and asked for permission to resubdivide two lots into a single property to make it become a reality. The project will also feature ground floor retail.
City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell supports the plan, and wrote a letter to the commission in support of the development.
There were a few issues with the development that went against the newly implemented Master Plan, which raised concerns among several of the planners. The concerns revolved around too much density and poor entrance design.
The proposal passed 5-3. Since this was a subdivision request, this is the final approval needed – no city council vote is necessary.