The latest high-end luxury condo development on the Bywater Riverfront is one step closer to welcoming residents and retail tenants. The project at 3200 Chartres Street, 32HUNDRED, sits on prime real estate directly next to the Piety Street bridge that leads to Crescent Park.
MK Real Estate Development (RED) is behind the project, which the first announced in September 2015. They are also the development group with the Baker’s Row condos at the old Hubig Pie site.
32HUNDRED received Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) approval on Thursday, January 14. The HDLC is the City’s regulatory agency for local Historic District Landmarks Commissions outside of the French Quarter.
While the project is still be solidified, the next step for the MK RED team is to focus on the design. Along with MK RED, the design team includes John Dalton of Dalton Architecture, Blaine Frischhertz of Frischhertz Design Group, Efren Lopez of EF Designs, and Yueqi Jazzy Li.
MK RED partner Kyle Resmondo says the project will be 55 feet tall, well below the height limit of 75 feet, and feature 16 luxury condo units at a total development cost of roughly $10 million, although final costs have not yet been determined.
Even with HDLC approval, the date to break ground is still unclear. Resmondo says the construction commencement is heavily based on the water level of the river and weather conditions throughout the first half of 2016. Their projected start date is late spring to early summer.
“32HUNDRED’s design focuses on context, livability, and environment. The building strives to be an extension of Crescent Park, incorporating vegetation/greenage, corten-like metal, and concrete materialities,” said Resmondo.
32HUNDRED amenities include storage, comfortable room sizes, spacious outdoor living spaces, and views of the New Orleans skyline. The units are larger than average condos providing open layouts for residents. “We worked directly with the neighborhood and the HDLC to find an ascetic appropriate for the existing industrial context,” said Resmondo.
The current proposal also includes secure parking for residents with lobby space dedicated to on site security personnel.
“As the project moves forward we will continue to work with the Design Review Committee and the HDLC to further solidify the design details,” says Resmondo, which includes incorporating enough sustainable features to becoming the first privately funded LEED certified residential mixed-use condo building in Orleans Parish.
Pre-sales are scheduled to begin in the coming months with the intent to allow as many owners as possible the opportunity to customize their space.
Check out the latest renderings below: