Located at 1581 Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District, The Julian marks the third development that Felicity Property Co. has negotiated with Palmisano Contractors. Designed by Architect Wayne Troyer of Studio WTA the modern three story building features 36 one- and two-bedroom residences, three ground floor retail storefronts, a rooftop terrace, a fitness room and ample parking for residents. The sleek exterior is composed of an array of materials including five different sizes of Hardie siding, finely finished stucco, one large aluminum curtainwall, and black Kolumba brick from Denmark. The Palmisano team was successful in carrying out the aggressive schedule, which allowed the building to start leasing in March of 2017.
As everyone knows, construction projects can often be a headache for the surrounding community. Throughout the construction of the Julian, our site staff went above and beyond to listen to and work with the neighborhood to resolve issues as soon as they arose. Palmisano became involved in this project in the conceptual design phase, earlier than most contractors would dare, using its industry expertise to offer suggestions regarding the structural steel system, resulting in improved construction efficiency and lower material costs. Additionally, our team extensively analyzed the plans and was able to present multiple value added options to the ownership.
“We enjoyed working with your team, who were all highly professional and effective in carrying out our design intent for the building…Your team remained nimble in the midst of construction to help us meet our objectives and produce a high quality project… We appreciate the professionalism that your office brings to the construction process and I hope to work with your team again soon.”
– Nick Musser, Architect, studioWTA
Palmisano once again worked with an outstanding local developer to rejuvenate New Orleans by transforming a weedy lot into a modern building that compliments the surrounding historic neighborhood. Three retail spaces extend the walkable Magazine commercial corridor toward downtown, further connecting local business owners, regional financial institutions, and travelers.