Permits filed for hotel conversion at former UNO building

Posted on: April 5 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

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.

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