granaio New Orleans Warehouse District

Downtown Development Group_ __         _______                                                                     _                            _____

147 Carondelet St. Suite 1137    New Orleans, LA 70130                                                           Real Estate Development

TELEPHONE: 504.309.1849                                                                                                       FACSIMILE: 504.598.9387



Downtown Development Group is proposing a new mixed use, luxury apartment building located at 1035

Tchoupitoulas also called “Granaio.” Granaio (Italian for loft) will contain a two story lounge and restaurant with outdoor

dining as well as 18 luxury rental homes. This site is zoned CBD 9 and has an IZD zoning overlay, which therefore allows

for this development to be built. Granaio is below the allowed 125’ height cap and will have private parking, doormen,

pool, and smart building Crestoron technology to control use of energy, lighting and sound, heating and cooling, flood

water management and retention. In addition this will be a Hurricane proof construction. Granaio has been designed

around the communities’ desires and needs with ultimately the end-user in mind: 360 degree views, outdoor balconies,

rooftop terrace, and open spacious floor plans and high ceilings and LED lighting.The exterior of the building will have

green living Bio walls, which will not only break up the steel, brick and cement fabric of downtown, but will substantially

improve our storm water retention and will be an aesthetically pleasing vertical garden. In addition there will be a rotating

art installation to assist in joining the Art and Warehouse Districts together. Along with an increased property tax base,

this development will produce 75-85 construction jobs, and 4-5 full time property related careers. To further assist in

increasing the city’s budgetary issues that have plagued the city of New Orleans we have requested to lease un used Air

Rights that will substantially help the district and our city financially, which will become Granaio’s balconies and living space

to provide a better quality of life to this community as well as adding additional pedestrian protection via exterior lighting

over the sidewalk during our rainy season. This building is designed to add to the neighborhood and provide a level of

luxury, level of high end apartments that is not available in the market today but is in high demand. To ensure this

development is designed into the existing fabric of the warehouse district we have hand selected our team to be lead by

neighborhood based architect, Wayne Troyer of Studio WTA, Downtown Development Group and internationally known

designer, Philippe Starck for apartment and lobby interiors, and internationally awarded urban landscape designer,

Raymond Jungles. Our goal is to build and redevelop properties that are integral to their neighborhoods and surrounding

communities. In keeping with our policy, we always want to be open and forthright to the neighbors surrounding this

property and have notified them of our upcoming plans for the site. We are asking our neighbors for their support in

redeveloping this unused warehouse of our beloved city.

We are asking that you please sign our petition showing you are in favor of redeveloping this property located at 1035

Tchoupitoulas St. into a mixed used development and allowing the green live bio walls with balconies.

We thank you for your support!

Design  / Developer                             Architect / Design                                     Leasing / Management

Interior Design                                  Landscape Design


Interior Amenities


Front Tchoupitoulas facing Julia St.              Front                                Rear facing Annunciation St.

Bird's Eye Front                                     


Downtown Development Group    Contact the author of the petition