by CSB Staff •
January 12, 2016 •
Lower Garden District, Multi Family, Zoning and Land Use •
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Rendering by Harry Baker Smith Architects via City of New Orleans.
Jackson Oaks, the apartment complex proposed for the old Sara Mayo Hospital site on Jackson Avenue, was approved by the City Council last week.
The Council also approved 100 extra units for the development in exchange for making 11 of them affordable.
The Kailas Company bought the shuttered property from a lender in 2014. The building had been vacant since the 1980’s.
Kailas’ plans for the development include 17,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space, 211 one and two bed room apartments on the upper seven stories. The building will also feature a roof top pool and garden, although it will be under the 75 foot height limit. A parking structure will also be built to hold an estimated 375 cars.
The plans to add an extra 100 units were approved despite objections from Irish Channel Neighborhood Association and the City Planning Commission.
Councilwoman Cantrell was a supporter of approving the project. Harry Baker Smith Architects is the architect working on the development.