“We had the preeminent architectural firm in New Orleans design us a Germanic building,” Deutshes Haus member George Mahl told the commission in July. “And this is a Germanic building, so we’d like to keep what we have there.” Please visit the link below for the rest of the story:
Click here for a PDF of the Deutsches Haus Plans 2014-08-21
The Deutsches Haus of New Orleans is applying for a conditional use for the property located at 1700 Moss Street. They would like to propose the construction of a new 16,000 square foot facility operating as a non-profit private membership organization with a multi-purpose room and classrooms.
Extensive new site work will include new sidewalk paving and new site landscaping with 200 on-site parking spaces provided. The proposed facility will require approval of the conditional use, a side yard setback variance for a maintenance building and a variance for a 3’-0” foot partial roof overhang encroachment to the front yard setback.
If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email : Scott Evans at Sevans@mathesbrierre.com.
City Planning Commission’s preliminary staff report July 22, 2014
Architect’s Plans for Deutsches Haus
Letter of Support for Deutsches Haus from Faubourg St. John
The Deutsches Haus received a positive recommendation from a city panel Tuesday afternoon (July 22, 2014) for its plan to rebuild on the banks of Bayou St. John, but New Orleans city planners raised questions about how the ‘Germanic’ design of the building will fit into the surrounding neighborhood. Please visit the link below to read the rest of the story by the Mid City Messenger:
photo of homes on St. Ann Street sent in by Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson had this to say about the ongoing discussion of the architects’ renderings of the proposed Deutsches Haus structure that will face Bayou St. John,
“It’s good there is a healthy environment for architectural criticism in a city such as ours. I hope it means we will get as good a design in our new structures as we inherited from previous generations.
I for one like the new German look, and feel the clipped roof is appropriate and not too dissimilar from many Edwardian homes in the area. The homes in the photo above from nearby St. Ann street show the style clearly.
Additionally, the Hellenic Center may have started the trend on the Bayou of bringing International architectural elements to the bayou with its clear culturally specific design.”