City Planning to hear proposals from The Pre-School Learning Center, Fifth District Savings Bank
The City Planning Commission recommends approval for a pre-school near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, and they recommend denial for the construction of a financial institution owned by Fifth District Savings Bank with additional spaces for interested tenants.
The Pre-School Learning Center submitted a Campus Development Plan for their proposed site, which is a single story 8,543 square foot structure that would contain eight classrooms, a play area, and a swimming pool. The site was formerly a single story school building that suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina and was demolished in 2009. Now the place is vacant, besides a swimming pool.
The applicant has already received a conditional use permit for an educational facility in the area, but before a building permit may be issued, City Planning Commission must approve the Campus Development Plan. In their report, the staff said they recommend approval of The Pre-School Learning Center’s submission, because their Institutional Master Plan for the site is consistent with the City’s Master Plan.
Fifth District Savings Bank hopes to start construction of a financial facility with a drive through for their bank at 425-431 Harrison Avenue by the end of 2017. Fifth District would occupy a little less than 25 percent of the new development, with the remaining three tenant spaces going to professional or light retail tenants, such as certified public accountants, architects, or apparel owners.
The development would include two two-story buildings that have two tenants. Fifth District Savings Bank would occupy the floor of the first building.
The bank is requesting a conditional use permit and some wavings of zoning requirements, such as the minimum 20,000 square foot lot size requirement for a drive through facility.