The developers behind plans to build condos on the former site of the Hubig’s Pies bakery in Faubourg Marigny have their eyes set on the Bywater as well.
Michael Bosio, of MK RED, has proposed building a 28,000-square-foot, mixed-use development with 16 condo units on a vacant plot at 3200 Chartres St., near the pedestrian bridge to Crescent Park.
Plans call for a four-story, 55-foot-tall building, according to Bosio’s permit application, which was filed with the city Sept. 15.
The Historic District Landmarks Commission’s Architectural Review Committee discussed the proposal Tuesday but deferred action on it.
Saying that a four-story building at the corner of Chartres and Louisa streets would be out of scale with the neighborhood, committee members recommended that the structure’s mass should be reduced.
“We know this building is not typical of the neighborhood in terms of its initial appearance, but we think that we’re doing a lot relative to the context to make this building fit in with the industrial feel that you find along Chartres Street,” Bosio said.
The proposal will be back before the committee next month.
In April, the City Council gave unanimous approval to plans for a condominium complex at 2413 Dauphine St., the former Hubig’s site. The project, known as Baker’s Row, is being developed by MK RED.
Plans call for building eight condos on the site, which has been vacant since a fire destroyed the Hubig’s plant in July 2012.
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