Woodward Design+Build began renovations on three adjacent office buildings at Canal and Camp that will add another 44 apartment units to the growing downtown supply.
The Giani Building as the project is being called, is $15 million project to convert 600 Canal St., 604 Canal St., and 113-117 Camp St. into an assortment of luxury apartments with new ground-floor retail options. Wouodward also handled design and engineering for the 76,000-square-foot project.
According to the Orleans Parish Assessors office, the buildings’ owner is listed as Canal@Camp Apartments LLC, a group managed by Chandru Motwani of New Orleans. The infamous Motwani family owns many properties throughout the CBD and French Quarter.
As the design-builder on the project, Woodward will restore a historic architectural asset, preserving unique building characteristics and bringing back the second floor gallery that existed at the turn of the 20th century. The project will restore the original exterior architectural features, including a complete reconstruction of 600 Canal’s ornate bay windows and decorative four-foot cornice marking the top of the building. The project will also include a wraparound balcony at the second floor of all three buildings.
The Giani will include 33 one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom penthouse. The building will also include a rooftop cabana and swimming pool and will be seeking Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Giani Building will be fully renovated in 12 months with a planned opening in January 2015. Check out the pics (via Woodward Design + Build):
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