The Odeon, tallest building in last 3 decades, opens to residents

Pool Deck

A 30-story apartment tower said to be the tallest building to be constructed in New Orleans in the last 30 years has opened its doors to residents.

“The Odeon” is the latest to join South Market, the mixed-use neighborhood that has been developed over the past few years by The Domain Companies.

The 414,000-square-foot apartment tower, located at the corner of Loyola Avenue and Girod Street, features 271 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom market-rate units, 200 parking spaces and 12,000 square feet of retail space. There are 30,000 square feet of amenities such as a pool deck and outdoor lounge with fenced dog run, furnished guest suites, a fitness center and an art collection.

Twenty-five of the structure’s floors are dedicated to residences, while the remaining four – including a double-height ground level – feature retailers and parking.

The architecture firm behind The Odeon’s design is Humphreys & Partners Architects. Woodward Design+Build served as the general contractor and Farouki Farouki was the interior designer.

According to the website for the development, rent for a studio apartment starts at $1,335 a month. One-bedroom units range from $1,685 to $2,930, and two-bedroom living spaces range from $3,085 to $3,510 per month. There are also six penthouse units that range from $5,500 to $7,500.

The Odeon is the fifth phase of a $500 million investment in downtown New Orleans to provide a mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood combining luxury apartments with retail, restaurants and entertainment venues. South Market encompasses a five-block area across Loyola Avenue from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center.

Completed projects include The Standard, The Paramount, The Beacon and The Park. A sixth and final development is expected.