New NOPD Fifth District Station Breaks Ground:
New Orleans, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials broke ground on the new NOPD Fifth District Police Station at 3900 North Claiborne Avenue. This $7.2 million, 17,600 square foot facility will support hundreds of officers and provide critical support to the St. Claude and Lower Ninth Ward communities.
NOFD Engine 22-39
Link to bid documents for this new station on North Claiborne.
Sanchez (Copelin-Byrd) Center and Pool
. Base Bid: new 65,000 sq ft steel building with glass, masonry, and insulated metal panel envelope. Plans include site improvements, landscape, site lighting, and all improvements indicated on documents.
South Market District Apartment Building on BZA Docket
ITEM 18 – Docket Number: 206-12
Applicant or Agent: South Market District, LLC
Property Location: 611 O’Keefe Street Zip: 70113
Bounding Streets: O’Keefe, Girod, S. Rampart, & Lafayette Sts.
Square Number: 273 Lot: 7, 8, A, 12, 14, 15
Zoning District: CBD-5 Central Business District ZBM: C-14
Historic District: N/A Planning District: 1
Existing Use: Surface Parking Lot
Proposed Use: Mixed-Use (Retail and Apartments)
Request Citation: This request is for a variance from the provisions of Article 6, Section 6.6.7 (Table
6.F), Article 6, Section 6.13.1, and Article 15, Section 15.3.1 (Table 15.G) of the Comprehensive Zoning
This request is to permit the construction of a mixed-use building with a front building wall greater than
fifty feet (50’), insufficient minimum open space, and insufficient off-street loading.
Section 6.13.1 – Special Regulations for Front Building Walls in CBD Districts
Required: 50’ Proposed: 62’ 8” Waiver: 12’ 8”
Section 6.6.7 (Table 6.F) – Minimum Open Space Ratio
Required: .10 Proposed: 0 at 1st Level Waiver: .10
Section 15.3.1 (Table 15.G) – Off-Street Loading
Required: 4 Spaces Proposed: 1 Space Waiver: .3 Spaces
Dat Dog Plans Expansion to Magazine
Despite a tinge of apprehension from the Garden District Association, Constantine Georges and Skip Murray, owners of Dat Dog, are planning to expand their uptown hot dog empire to Magazine Street. The Uptown Messenger reports that the location of interest is the uniform store at 3336 Magazine.
New rendering of Dooky Chase at the airport: