Mixed-income housing development in Mid City to break ground soon
A long-planned infill development at Spanish Town Road and North 13th Street consisting of 100 mixed-income apartments is set to break ground in the next 30 days, says Donnie Jarreau, a partner in the project called The Elysian. "The magnitude of this project will impact the area and bring other much-needed retail and residential development for the downtown and Mid City areas," says Jarreau, who initially began purchasing land for the development five years ago. Comprising 115,500 square feet over four stories, The Elysian will be a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The development will be completed about 13 months after ground is broken, Jarreau estimates. Elysian Development Partners is teaming with New Orleans-based Gulf Coast Housing Partnership on the project, which is also supported with funding from a number of state and local redevelopment and housing agencies. Jarreau says the development will meet green building certification standards and incorporate "pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, porches and balconies, a community room and fitness center, playground area, bike racks, outdoor gathering space and an outdoor kitchen." Milton J. Womack Inc. is the general contractor on the development, and Looney Ricks Kiss is the architect.
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