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New Orleans redeveloper opens apartments in Treme

by Deon Roberts Online Editor
The New Orleans City Business

The Treme neighborhood has a new, four-unit apartment complex.

Josh Bruno, president of New Orleans-based Downtown Development Group, today said the project - a $95,000 renovation of a house at 1917 St. Ann St. - opened this week. Three of the units were rented today, he said.

The apartments range in rent from $690 for a one-bedroom, 750-square-foot unit to $800 for a two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot unit, he said.

Bruno said when he bought the house about two months ago for $25,000 it was being used as rental property. He estimates the house, which had roof damage because of Hurricane Katrina, is 70 years old.

Bruno said it is the eighth project he’s done in Treme.

It is next to another project of his, St. Ann Square Apartments, a 44-unit development that opened about two months ago. Bruno said it is about 65 percent occupied, with the one- and two-bedroom units rented. Only studio apartments remain available for rent.

A week ago, Bruno opened a Soap-N-Suds laundromat on the first floor of St. Ann Square Apartments. Bruno said he has also opened three Soap-N-Suds in the Miami area.

He said he is interested in buying at least two more nearly buildings in Treme.

Bruno hopes to convince other businesses that the area is safe to invest in. Many people are living in Treme, but there aren’t enough grocery stores or places at which to shop, he said.

New apartment complex opens in Treme

by The Times-Picayune

A New Orleans developer has opened a new four-unit apartment complex in Treme, according to New Orleans Citybusiness.

Josh Bruno, president of the Downtown Development Group, said the four-unit project at 1917 St. Ann St. opened this week. Three of the units have already been rented.

The apartments range in rent from $690 for a one-bedroom, 750-square-foot unit to $800 for a two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot unit, he said.

Soap-N-Suds Laundromat – Press Release

Bruno Inc., headed by New Orleans developer Joshua Bruno, has recently opened a brand new Soap-N-Suds Laundromat located at 1937 St. Ann St. on the first floor of the brand new St. Ann Square Apartments. The Laundromat features brand new high speed washer and dryers, granite floors, cable TV, free wireless internet, vending machines, 24hr CCTV Security Cameras, and is open 7 days a week from 7am – 7pm. Has 24 hour access for registered customers. "We at Bruno Inc. are very proud of this new neighborhood business. We’ve hired local residents to run the Laundromat and hope that it shows other small businesses that the Treme is a viable neighborhood for investment."

1917 St Ann – Press Release

Downtown Development Group, headed by New Orleans developer Joshua Bruno, has completed renovation of another historic building in Treme located at 1917 St. Ann St. This four unit structure features 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that have the unique characteristics of the historic area with the modern amenities that are desired in today’s market. These large units feature 14’ ceilings, heart of pine wood floors, granite countertops, and oak cherry cabinets, central air and heat, and gated off street parking. This building has been updated with all modern plumbing and energy efficient electrical systems and has been engineered to be hurricane resistant. This four-plex is adjacent to the newly opened St. Ann Square Apartments and will share all the modern amenities such as CCTV Security cameras, free wireless internet for tenants, and access to the brand new Soap-N-Suds Laundromat that is located at 1937 St. Ann St. This is the eighth property that DDG has developed in the Treme area in the past three years. "Even during these tough economic times we at Metro Wide Apartments and Downtown Development Group are committed to revitalizing these historic neighborhoods that provide modern housing for working families who have a strong desire to return to their family neighborhoods."


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