New Lifestyle Center Along Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City

The Lafitte Greenway has been a hot commodity for investors. Along the 2.6-mile paved pedestrian and bike path connection between Mid-City and the French Quarter, Edwards Communities has a 382-unit apartment project being built as well as Wrong Iron Beer Garden and Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery. Developer Sindey Torres wants to get in with the action and plans to develop a “lifestyle center” along the Lafitte Greenway.

Acquiring the land along Lafitte Greenway near Jefferson Davis Parkway and Bayou St. John in 2015, Torres has been working on the plan for the project that would cover the current vacant land. His vision for the lifestyle center took an even bigger step when Torres started to witness the success of Wrong Iron.

The undeveloped land is slated to be the future home of a unique development that will emphasize water features. There will be fifty to sixty condominiums, a dog park, retail stores, shared office space and a 265-car garage with a pool on top. Torres emphasizes walk-ability, green space and outdoor activities will be a big focal point.

“I want to get away from car traffic,” Torres said.

Emily Leitzinger, president of the Mid-City Neighborhood Association is eager to see a presentation of the concept from Torres in the near future.

“He gathered support and people from all over the neighborhood to support his proposal. That speaks to community engagement,” Leitzinger said. “Whenever there’s a developer who comes into Mid-City, we want them to garner the temperature of what people want.”

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