By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor CityBusiness
A planned conversion of the former University of New Orleans office tower on Canal Street into a dual hotel property is set to move forward to construction.
Rendering courtesy John T. Campo & Associates
Dallas-based hotel developer Newcrest Image has submitted renovation permit applications with the city to begin new construction at the 13-story vacant office building at 1600 Canal St., according to project architects John T. Campo & Associates. Interior demolition is already underway.
Documents filed with the city’s permitting office show a construction value of $15.86 million for the roughly 131,000-square-foot renovation. Commercial Renovation Services, Inc. of Canton, Georgia is the general contractor.
Kerry Soniat, project architect for John T. Campo & Associates, said developers expect to secure the renovation permit within the next 60 days and construction would begin soon after that. She said the anticipated completion date is sometime in mid-2017.