Standard at South Market topped off, structure in place

NEW ORLEANS — The structure is in place for one of the largest condo projects ever developed in downtown New Orleans.

City leaders hope it will serve as a catalyst for future projects in that area. Developers and business leaders said the Standard at South Market is officially topped off. Developed by domain companies, topping off the building means its structure is in place.

The condo building is part of South Market District and will feature 89 individual units and 24,000 square feet of retail space. The South Market District is a five block area of downtown and the first mixed use, transit oriented development downtown.

City leaders say this development will lead to more growth.

“It means there is a whole new center of live, work, play, workers are coming from the area to work in the newly urbanized New Orleans so it creates a magnet for the companies we are trying to attract,” said Michael Hecht with GNO Inc.

The Standard opens next March.

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