1031 Canal

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1031 Canal
General information
Type Multiuse
Location 1031 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
United States
Coordinates 29°57′20″N 90°04′20″W / 29.9555°N 90.0723°W / 29.9555; -90.0723
Roof 190 feet (58 m)
Design and construction
Architect Harry Baker Smith Architects II
Developer Mohan Kailas[1]

1031 Canal, to be located at 1031 Canal Street, in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a proposed 190-foot-tall (58 m) multi-use high rise. After months of controversy, on September 22, 2011 the New Orleans City Council voted 5-2 to approve the necessary height variances with provisions.[2] As proposed the building would have include 300 market-rate apartments, a 500-space parking garage and 40,000 square feet of retail space on the first two floors.[3]

The project has undergone through a lengthy and controversy-marked development process.[1] A permit to demolish the existing building, a former Woolworth store, was issued in April 2014,[4] and demolition began in October 2014, with completion scheduled for 2016.[1]

Following the demolition of the old Woolworth's building there was little progress made on the site until February 2018 when Kailas announced a partnership with Hard Rock to turn the new building into the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans. The new plan maintains the already approved height, massing and general design of the tower. Plans for the interior now include 350 hotel rooms, 65 1-3 bedroom units available for purchase, an upscale restaurant, 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2) of event space, and a 400-space parking garage.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c Jaquetta White, "Former department store to become high-rise condos", The Advocate, October 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "New Orleans City Council approves modified plans for Canal Street high-rise". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  3. ^ "City council keeps 1031 Canal proposal alive". City Business. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  4. ^ Sarah Chase, "Luxury Canal Street Development Gets Its Demo Permit", Curbed, New Orleans, May 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Richard Thompson, "Plans unveiled for Hard Rock Hotel, New Orleans: 18 floors, 350 rooms on Canal Street", The Advocate, New Orleans, February 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans scheduled for 2019 opening". Breaking Travel News. Retrieved 2018-09-14.