New York developer plans hotel or retail, apartments along Tulane Avenue

Posted on: October 6 2016

By: Andrew Valenti, Reporter, CityBusiness

A New York developer who owns multiple properties in the New Orleans area is considering two different projects  at the site of an old Dixie Brewery warehouse on Tulane Avenue.

Jeffrey Feil, CEO of the Feil Organization, plans to build either an extended-stay hotel or a mixed-use development near the $1.1 billion University Medical Center and immediately adjacent to the nearly-completed Veterans Affairs Hospital, according to a demolition request application filed with the city.

The preliminary plans are for the site at 2537 Tulane Ave. The property is bounded by Banks, South Rocheblave, South Dorgenois Streets and Tulane.

The documents show two different plans for the site. The five-story hotel would offer around 59,500 square feet of space with 88 rooms. Rooms would be located on the top four floors, and sizes would vary from 356 to 408 square feet.

There would be 139 parking spaces, with 115 located off-street and the remaining to be on the street. Designs show that cars will enter the development on South Rocheblave and South Dorgenois with the main pedestrian entrance fronting Tulane Avenue.

A second set of plans shows a 5-story, mixed-use development that would offer 20,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor to go along with 54 covered parking spaces for residents. There would be 40 spaces for retail customers.

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