Developers Barry and Lorraine Dinvaut secured the final approval from the City Council Thursday for the development of their new, five-story Moxy Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in the warehouse district.
The Dinvaut’s had to go through a long battle to be able to build, including several redesigns, HDLC approval, and what everything thought was final City Council approval earlier this year.
But after that approval, the Historic District Landmarks Commission denied a demolition permit for the developers to tear down the vacant building at 744 St. Charles Avenue, which was needed to make way for the project. Finally, this week the City Council voted 7-0 to override the HDLC denial and grant the permit.
The Moxy Hotel by Marriott will include 96 keys in a 45,000 square foot building.
Moxy is a Marriott brand aimed at affordable options for millennial travelers.
The Developer’s architect is Campo Architects and their attorney is Justin Schmidt of Adams and Reese.
The Dinvauts bought the building in June 2013 for $2 million.