Developer Marcel Wisznia of Wisznia Architecture + Development has broken ground on the conversion of the Stephens Garage at 848 Carondelet St. into apartments and retail condos.
The project, called The Garage, will include 51 market-rate apartments, 11 condos, and 80 parking spaces. It will also include 21,000 square feet of ground floor commercial. There will be an internal car elevator that brings residents cars directly to their front door.
Wisznia purchased the property for $4.9 million in 2007, and total project costs are estimated to be $49 million. The Lemoine Company is the general contractor.
Lot’s of other developments are happening in the area, including another Wisnia project, the $35 million co-living development called Two Saints, and the $50 million mixed-use building project by Woodward Interests and Boston-based Audubon Capital Partners at the corner of St. Charles and Julia Streets.