Owners Lorraine Land LLP contracted Cope Linder Architects to design a proposal for a residential mixed use development for the Divine Lorraine and surrounding properties. The project has not yet received approval and there is no date set for construction. I will say that this project would be a sure positive boost for the surrounding communities.
The program calls for 150 condos and restaurant in the restored Divine Hotel. Mixed-use development of 450 one-bedroom and efficiency units, supermarket, health club, cafe, and 620 space parking garage all adjacent to a new pedestrian plaza.
Modeled after successful European urban redevelopment projects, the plans for the Residences at the Lorraine bring an elegant solution to an area primed for growth and enrichment. The rehabilitation of the Divine Lorraine Hotel is supported by a modern mixed-use development of housing, retail, parking and beautiful public spaces, including a lush roof garden. Using multi-colored glass, metal and precast concrete, this urban infill project will bring life to a currently underutilized space.