In a string of new development on the Lafitte Greenway, three newly-constructed homes are bringing residential options to the “heart of the city.”
Atlas Greenway Partners, LLC, are readying to open three newly-constructed homes on St. Louis Street, directly facing the Greenway. Monty Lunn, co-founder of Atlas, said the project is a “bigger-picture” investment, since the Greenway has a chance at becoming a vein of transportation, development and living within New Orleans.
“People don’t know about the area, don’t know what’s been done with it, and they’re blown away,” Lunn said.
The St Louis Project consists of three near identical double gallery single family homes located directly on the greenway, a few blocks from Whole Foods and University Medical Center. Four municipal lots were converted into three in order to provide additional off-street parking and a sizeable back yard, Lunn said.
All the residences are about 2,000 square feet, with three bedroom, two and a half bath, laundry rooms and a front balcony.
Source: Mid-City Messenger
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New play equipment, an outdoor pavilion and a new security force are among the plans for the future of the Lafitte Greenway, which earlier this year came under management of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.
As business ventures have begun to pop up along the Greenway in recent years, many observers have wondered about the Greenway's ultimate fate. On Tuesday (June 27), the CEO of the city's recreation department, Vic Richard, sought to dispel "rumors" that the Greenway might one day be privatized - though he did not elaborate on what those rumors entailed.
"The city owns that space," Richard said at a community meeting about the Greenway on Tuesday (June 27). "We will not give it away. That's prime space."
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