Address: 2400 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Location Overview: Former Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Sanctuary and Rectory available for sale. The subject property is comprised of 0.73 acres or 31,755 square feet and is situated on the northwestern corner of Napoleon Avenue and La Salle Street with rear frontage along Jena Street in the Uptown/Freret neighborhood of New Orleans. The property is located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone, the Uptown New Orleans National Register Historic District, and the Freret-Claiborne State Cultural District, making it potentially eligible for both State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, as well as Opportunity Zone Tax Treatment.

Building Information: The improvements consist of a 11,889 square foot historic church and a three-story, and mostly renovated 8,252 square foot historic annex building.

Zoning Information: The subject property is situated in a HU-MU, Historic Urban Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. However, Article 5 of the New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance allows for the adaptive reuse of former school and church buildings through the Planned Development process, which is tantamount to the Conditional Use process.

Recent Church Conversions: Internationally, many former church buildings have been renovated for new applications with several notable projects in New Orleans, including Hotel Peter & Paul in the Maringy, Southern Rep Theatre in the former St. Rose de Lima Church and School on Bayou Road, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Garden District Residence at 1527 Harmony St, and a health and lifestyle center in the former Norwegian Seamen’s Church at 1772 Prytania, among others.


For Further Listing details, or to schedule a showing, please contact Gordon McLeod (504.717.3648) or Parke McEnery (504.236.9542)


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