New mixed use development coming to Freret Street

After approval from the city’s demolition panel at the beginning of the month, the former Freret Garden Center is slated for demolition. The new owners of the property, Freret Development, LLC, have partnered with Studio WTA for a ground up, mixed use development. Once demolished, the partnership intends to erect two buildings on the site that will incorporate retail space and an apartment. The smaller of the two buildings will be situated on the upriver corner of the property, and will feature an undisclosed woman’s retailer on the ground floor with an apartment above. The larger of the two buildings will be nearly 5,000 square feet of retail or restaurant space that will contribute to the thriving corridor. Studio WTA has envisioned a modern design for the site that will look to contribute to the culture of the corridor. The nearly 19,000 square foot site has ample room for both structures, access from Freret Street and Robert Street, and will have 22 parking spaces in the rear. After discussions with Studio WTA, an estimated date of completion was not disclosed.

-Zac Blechman

 

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