Place St. Charles Undertaking Streetscape Improvement as the First Phase of Major Renovation

Place St  Charles RenderingPlace St. Charles, a 52-story office and retail building in the Central Business District, announced plans to undergo a major exterior renovation that will include improvements to the building and surrounding streetscape. The $2.2 million project will include a new entrance with a steel and glass canopy adorned with LED lighting.


Mathes Brierre, members of the building’s original team of architects, designed the exterior sidewalk renovation and canopy. Errol Barron and Michael Toups Architects was chosen for Phase II for future plans to renovate the interior of the first floor once Phase I is complete. The $2.2 million project was awarded to Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC. Construction will commence on May 13.


The highlight of the project is a new entrance on St. Charles Avenue, featuring all new entry doors and a new structural steel and glass panel canopy with LED lighting to more define the entrance to the building on the St. Charles side.


The streetscape portion of the project includes removing the existing rough terrazzo paving, pouring a new concrete base, installing brick and granite pavers, and the installation of six 25’  Medjool palm trees running parallel to St. Charles Ave. Also, the new structural steel and glass panel canopy will extend out past the balcony at the St. Charles Ave. entrance.


The exterior sidewalk project will be completed in phases to allow two entrances/exits open at all times to minimize any problems to existing tenants in the building.


The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in February of 2014.


Please call Bennett Davis at 504.582.1416 to learn more about leasing office or retail space in Place St. Charles.