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Jul 19, 2014 12:33 PM by AP

Hotel proposal clears zoning hurdle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal to build a 138-room hotel in the Central Business District has advanced after the New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved the project over the objections of neighbors concerned about its impact on parking in the area.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports Chicago-based HW Real Estate Development Corp. plans a six-story hotel with a ground-floor restaurant on a lot that faces on Julia and Baronne streets.

The zoning board granted the developers setbacks needed to provide space between neighboring buildings and a residence on Julia Street.

A timeline for building the hotel has not been determined. The project still requires approval from the Historic District Landmarks Commission and the City Council. Demolition of the parking shed must also be approved.

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Information from: New Orleans CityBusiness, http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com

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