Construction and Renovations in the Greater New Orleans Area

Vacant land still exists in pockets around the Greater New Orleans area, but it will soon be diminishing as the local real estate market heats up.  A mixed–use development has been approved for the vacant land located on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District.

The three-story building will be built along a span of seven vacant lots which will be combined for this commercial development in the 1500 block of Magazine Street that runs between Richard and Orange streets.  The land was originally purchased for $1 million in 2013 by Winingder Enterprises, LLC.  The City Planning Commission agreed to combine the land into one single lot in order to build the 52,000 square foot building.

Magazine Street Mixed-Use Development

The preliminary design consists of 36 residential units, 4,100 square feet of retail space and 54 parking spaces.  Winingder Entrprises and the architectural firm Studio WTA will join forces to develop and construct this project from the ground up.  Developer Tom Winingder, owner of Winingder Enterprises is also working with Studio WTA on another construction project in the Garden District at Prytania and Felicity streets, a renovation of the original assisted living facility called Saint Anna Residences.  The original building will be rebuilt with upgrades to the infrastructure, plumbing, and electric.  The finished building product will be 23, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments for rent.

Construction and renovations in the Greater New Orleans area “runs in the family” with the Winingder’s.  Tom’s daughter Kendall Winingder, interior designer has teamed up with her husband Patrick Schindler, president of Vieux Nouveau Properties, a real estate development and sales company to renovate another building on Magazine St. in5940-Magazine-Street-Renovation condominiums.  The redevelopment at 5940 Magazine Street has already sold 4 of its seven units, one a third-floor penthouse.

The contemporary building sits on a 9,000 square foot lot in the historic setting of Uptown on Magazine Street. “Upper Magazine Street has a great blend of old and new with traditional shotgun cottages juxtaposed by the glass facade of the Whole Foods and contemporary design of the Romney Pilates Center,” said Vieux Nouveau Properties’ President Patrick Schindler.

The 9,000 square foot building renovation will benefit from amenities such as off-street parking, a landscaped courtyard with water features, privacy gate, and street side call entry system.  The completed construction project will feature 7, 1 and 2 bedroom condominiums in the Uptown area.

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