The Federal Fibre Mills Condos located at 1107 S. Peters remains one of the more popular condos in the New Orleans Warehouse District. The Federal Fibre Mills was one of the first downtown condos and has one nicest and most spacious courtyards and common areas of the entire New Orleans Warehouse District. The conversion from an old rope factory was redone for the New Orleans Worlds Fair in 1984. It took a while for people to accept downtown living as this one of the first. Many of the 140 units in the 5 story building have been redone and updated. Most of the units are loft style units with the bedrooms being the lofts. The historic features include large windows, exposed bricks, exposed natural wood beams and old pipes adds to the appeal.
Parking is half a block away and each unit comes with parking. The secure building is manned by security personnel on a daily basis. The courtyard has benches and tables for just being outside with a nice pool. A small gym is in a separate building near the pool and bar-b-que pits are in the rear of the courtyard. The lobby looks like a hotel lobby and is spacious and an atrium that is 5 stories high with exposed beams. On site management does a great job on the upkeep of the complex. The odd thing about the condo fees is that the a/c is in the condo fees as the entire complex is on a cooler system. The condo fees are higher due to this but your electricty bill will be much lower.
The location of the Federal Fibre Mills are easy access to the interstate via car and is a block away from the New Orleans Convention Center. Its an easy walk to theRiver Walk and the New Orleans French Quarter. The New Orleans Warehouse District has grown by leaps and bounds since the lobby was the German Beer Garden during the 1984 World Fair. There is also entire block that has been converted into a park across the street as you walk to the New Orleans Convention Center. You are in the 1100 block of St. Peters which means you are 11 blocks away form Canal Street which is the edge of the French Quarter. Its an easy walk and you will pass many hotels, restaurants and shops on your way. You are also close the the Magazine shopping area in Uptown New Orleans and a short walk to the St. Charles Ave. streetcar line that takes you past Tulane and Loyola abot 60 blocks away.
The Fibre Mills has been a favorite of medical students and residents along with a growing number of second homers who like the tranquil setting and ease of getting in and out of the area. The prices in the 2008 are going to be in the 180s to 270s for the one bedrooms and up on the two bedrooms.