In February we reported that a demolition permit was pulled for the old shell station at Lee Circle (919 St. Charles Avenue), which had been vacant since Katrina.
It looks like two weeks ago, construction crews started the demolition on the site.
The parcel is being cleared for the new three-story office building for the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
The new 20,000 square foot building will double the size of GNOF’s current offices at the K&B Building across the street and comes with a roughly $8 million price tag
The building will feature a 1,500-square-foot assembly center for nonprofits, an 1,100-square-feet coffee shop, a 750 square-foot office for startup businesses, a resource center, a library and more office space.
GNOF purchased the property in December for about $1.9 million.
Check out the pics of the demo: