New medical clinic planned for vacant lots at Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Elysian Fields
The vacant lots at Robert E. Lee Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue are slated to become a new medical clinic, and the City Planning Commission gave initial approval to the land-use changes that will clear the way for it.
The New Orleans City Planning Commission approved a proposal Tuesday, June 14, to rescind previous conditional uses that allowed a fast-food restaurant or the sale of alcoholic beverages at the site.
Representing the owner and developer of the lot, Zachary Rosenberg said that he’s in negotiations for a medical clinic to be put there and that in order to get the building permits for the clinic, the previous conditional uses for the site had to be rescinded.
“We don’t want any alcohol there,” Rosenberg told Commissioner Royce Duplessis in Tuesday’s meeting.
According to city planners, the addresses of 2200-2208 Robert E. Lee Boulevard and 6101-6121 Elysian Fields Avenue received a conditional use in 1979 to permit a fast food/drive-in restaurant that affected the northeast corner of Elysian Fields Avenue and Madrid Street. A conditional use to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages at a gas station or convenient store was granted in 2004 that affected the southeast corner of Robert E. Lee Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue.
Between October 2007 and January 2008, the structures previously at the site were demolished. While the site is currently split into four separate lots, it is proposed to be combined back into a single lot of record for redevelopment.