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Lee Circle eyesore to undergo transformation

An artist's rendering of the renovated building at Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new office building at 919 St. Charles Avenue in Lee Circle. (Source:  F. H. Myers Construction Corp.) An artist's rendering of the renovated building at Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new office building at 919 St. Charles Avenue in Lee Circle. (Source: F. H. Myers Construction Corp.)
An artist's rendering of the renovated building at Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new office building at 919 St. Charles Avenue in Lee Circle. (Source:  F. H. Myers Construction Corp.) An artist's rendering of the renovated building at Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new office building at 919 St. Charles Avenue in Lee Circle. (Source: F. H. Myers Construction Corp.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - For years, it's been a high-profile symbol of New Orleans blight, but a dramatic transformation is finally underway.

F. H. Myers Construction Corp. and Waggonner and Ball Architects have kicked off construction of the Greater New Orleans Foundation's new office building at 919 St. Charles Avenue in Lee Circle.

This space was previously occupied by a gas station that was demolished within the last year.

The new building will be a three story, 22,440 square foot space. The first floor will contain a café and public meeting space. The second floor will have staff workspace, a conference room and a lunch room. The third floor will include additional staff workspace, a resource center, executive offices and a balcony overlooking Lee Circle and St. Charles Avenue.

A tentative date for the grand opening is set for the summer of 2016.

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