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Falstaff Brewery

Falstaff Brewery complex sold for $1.1 million

Developers plan to build 150 apartments

Developer Theodore "Tad" Mondale, nephew of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, closed with a business partner on the purchase of the old Falstaff Brewery building last week for $1.1 million and plans to build 150 affordable apartments in the complex.

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Falstaff Beer was brewed here up until the 70's

a few glimpses of the grand old brewery now slated for new life as apartments





roof top Beer Garden



King Gambrinus still toasts the City and Dixie Beer too from his corner perch



the "weather ball" atop the famous vertical sign changed colors depending on rain, sun or clouds



the large smokestack



an old linen tapestry of the brewery in its heyday

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South Shore Harbor



Developer floats hotel, condo plan
Project puts focus on water
Saturday, June 24, 2006
By Frank Donze
Staff writer

A company based in Nevada has proposed a hotel and condominium development for a waterfront tract on Orleans Levee Board property, a project costing more than $200 million that would represent the most significant post-Katrina investment in flood-ravaged eastern New Orleans.

Representatives of Atlantis Internet Group Corp. offered few details about their plans Friday to levee board commissioners, but promised to return next month with more information.

Donald Bailey, the firm's president, said the corporation has long-standing relationships with several deep-pocketed partners, some of whom he hopes to bring with him to the board's July meeting. A publicly traded corporation, Atlantis has interests in Internet gambling sites, gambling developments and commercial and residential real estate.

Bailey said that although his company wants to pursue all available tax incentives, it is prepared to use private money to build a 95-room hotel atop a barge inside the levee board's South Shore Harbor marina and 60 waterfront town homes and other amenities along the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline that fronts Hayne Boulevard.

Noting that the devastated area his company is targeting remains largely uninhabited nearly 10 months after the storm, Bailey, a former New Orleans resident, said the potential investors he has lined up believe the "tremendous challenge" is worth the risk.

"We believe we can overcome these hurdles," he said. "We are willing to take the lead in the redevelopment of New Orleans."

Until August, when Katrina laid waste to the marina, South Shore Harbor was home to the Belle of Orleans gambling boat. The casino, which was badly damaged by the storm, has been moved to Mobile, Ala., where it is undergoing repairs.

The casino's new owner, Kentucky hotel operator Columbia Sussex Corp., has ceased lease payments to the levee board, which has taken the company to court.

If the legal issues cannot be resolved and the Belle of Orleans does not return, Bailey said, his company would be interested in seeking state approval to take over the boat's gaming license and reopening its own casino as part of the proposed development.

Bailey said Atlantis Internet has three main divisions that specialize in electronic game development; slots development and distribution; and a casino development arm that concentrates on real estate.

The barge-based hotel Atlantis is proposing would sit inside the harbor, but Bailey said the bulk of the development would be built outside the marina, stretching three miles east along the lake to Bullard Avenue.

Bailey said he and other investors are "amazed that New Orleans lacks the waterfront development so many other waterside cities focus on."

He said his prospective partners include investors in a major Detroit hotel and casino, Motor City Casino in Detroit; the St. Regis Hotel in Detroit; and several residential communities.

If voters approve a proposal this fall to merge local levee boards into a regional authority, Bailey and other developers eyeing Lakefront property likely will deal directly with state government in the near term.

Under the merger initiative, the Orleans Levee Board's myriad assets that are unrelated to flood control, such as the Lakefront Airport and South Shore Harbor, would be moved to the state's Division of Administration while local and state officials decide what to do with them.

In the meantime, Levee Board President Michael McCrossen said, the agency will launch negotiations with Atlantis. McCrossen said Michael Olivier, the state's secretary of economic development, has been briefed on the proposal and will be involved in future discussions.

The ambitious proposal is Bailey's second attempt to do business with the levee board.

In 1993, Bailey's Atlantis Resorts International Inc. was granted an option to lease space at South Shore Harbor for a $25 million floating hotel similar to the one he is proposing.

That project, which never got off the ground, included plans for 100 upscale one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and 5,000 square feet of commercial space that could accommodate conventions, retail shops, a restaurant, a jazz supper club and a movie theater.

The plan that Bailey outlined at the time called for the five-story hotel to be built on a 330-foot by 95-foot barge that could be moved if threatened by a hurricane. He said then that the barge would be anchored by ballast and temporary pilings, similar to an offshore oil rig.

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Frank Donze can be reached at fdonze@timespicayune.com or (504) 826-3328. Business writer Greg Thomas contributed to this report.
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Tracage Receives City Planning Aprroval!

Condo tower near bridge endorsed

Neighbors criticize plan as out of scale

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

By Bruce Eggler

Despite objections from many nearby residents, the New Orleans City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to endorse plans for a high-rise condominium building near the upriver end of the Warehouse District, next to the Crescent City Connection approaches.

The 24-story, 288-foot-high building, to be known as the Tracage, would have 133 condo units and 207 parking spaces. It would be built at 1100 Annunciation St., at the corner of John Churchill Chase Street.

The final decision on the $50 million project is up to the City Council. The site is in Councilwoman Stacy Head's district.


Objections to the project centered on the height of the proposed tower, which opponents said would be totally out of scale in a neighborhood where most buildings are from two to four stories high.

The site is just outside the historic part of the Warehouse District, in a section where the city's zoning law imposes no height limit, so the height of the building's central tower was technically not an issue before the Planning Commission. However, the developers were seeking waivers to other zoning provisions, including one for the height of the building's garage and another for the project's overall FAR, or floor-area ratio, a measure of the building's mass.

Another waiver would allow the building to have 57 more parking spaces than the 150 authorized by the zoning law. Proponents said the extra spaces would alleviate parking problems in the neighborhood. Opponents said that adding 133 condos would worsen traffic and parking congestion.

Architect Peter Trapolin said that if he had designed a building that needed no waivers, it would have to be 395 feet high to include the same floor area as the 288-foot building proposed. The taller building would not require approval from either the Planning Commission or the council, he said.

The project would require demolition of a warehouse on the site, but the staff of the Historic District Landmarks Commission said the warehouse has no architectural significance.

Much of the opposition to the project comes from residents of the Lengsfield Lofts condo building at 610 John Churchill Chase St.

Keith Perrin, president of the Lengsfield Lofts owners association, said the new building would be just 20 feet from his low-rise building and would obstruct the views and block the light to several units in his building. Besides the proposed building's excessive height, he said, its design would clash with the character of the neighborhood, which consists primarily of masonry buildings.



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Perrin said the building should be redesigned to bring it under 100 feet, the height limit in much of the Warehouse District.

Gary Elkins, an attorney for the developers, said the Tracage would not block the light to any neighbors. He said the only views that would be blocked are of ramps to the bridge.

Rob Tatum, one of the owners of Tracage Development LLC, said the developers bought the property because they knew it had no height limitation. He said the project would be "an excellent example of the New Urbanism" school of urban planning, and Jason Voyles, another of the developers, said it would be consistent with the Urban Land Institute's call for redeveloping post-Katrina New Orleans with "higher density on higher ground."


Joshua Rubenstein, another Lengsfield Lofts resident, said the Tracage would violate a legal covenant prohibiting construction of a new building within 20 feet of the Lengsfield Lofts. Elkins said that covenant no longer is in effect, but Rubenstein warned the opponents would go to court over it.

The Tracage project already has been the subject of litigation. After the city's Board of Zoning Adjustments voted in January to approve basically the same zoning waivers that were before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, prominent local lawyer Russ Herman, a Lengsfield Lofts resident, challenged the action in court, saying the board had not followed proper procedures. The developers then agreed to shift their application to the Planning Commission.

The commission's staff recommended approval of the project, saying it would "bring a higher degree of residential activity in an area on the fringe of the Warehouse District and adjacent to the high-rise bridge," and would create needed post-Katrina housing in the part of the city that was least affected by the storm.

The commission approved the proposal 4-0, with little discussion. Voting in favor were Chairman Tim Jackson, Sandra Duckworth, Ed Robinson and Lou Volz. Three members were absent. The normally nine-member commission has two vacancies.

Another high-rise condo project recently proposed for the Warehouse District, developer Tom Bauer's planned 367-foot tower in the block bounded by South Peters, Lafayette, Commerce and Girod streets, is in the section where the zoning sets a 100-foot height limit.

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Tracage

the location in the warehouse district


A. Central Business District (CBD)
B. W Hotel/Restaurant/Bar
C. Harrah’s Casino Hotel / Gordon Biersch
D. Loews Hotel/Café Adelaide
E. Lafayette Square
F. Lucy’s Surfer Bar & Grill
G. La Cote Brasserie
H. Rasputin Restaurant & Bar
I. Rue de la CourseJ. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
K. Tommy’s Cuisine
L. Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi
M. Emeril’s Restaurant
N. Starbucks Coffee
O. Sylvia Schmidt Studio’s
P. Louisiana Children’s Museum
Q. Herbsaint Restaurant
R. Tchoup-n-Joe’sS. Diamond Street Market
T. PJ’s Coffee
U. Sun Ray Grill
V. Residential Buildings
W. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
X. The National D-Day Museum New Orleans
Y. Eleven 79


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Trump plans Diamondhead casino

Diamondhead resort community is off I-10 between New Orleans and Biloxi

By TOM WILEMON
SUN HERALD
BILOXI - Trump Entertainment Resorts and Diamondhead Casino Corp. announced today that the two publicly traded companies have signed a letter of intent to develop a casino resort in Hancock County near Interstate 10.

The joint venture would cover a minimum of 40 acres on the north shore of the Bay of St. Louis near Diamondhead.

Deborah A. Vitale, the chief executive officer of Diamondhead Casino Corp., said the Trump name will bring attention to the Mississippi Coast as a premier tourism destination. She said she called Gov. Haley Barbour and state legislators this morning to inform them of the agreement. Last year, the Legislature at the governor's request changed state law to allow casinos to come ashore within 800 feet of where gambling barges are allowed.

"Your governor and legislators have done a great job," Vitale said. "The outside world does not view Mississippi as a land-based casino market. It just thinks of boats and barges. This changes everything. It's a dramatic change in the way your state will be viewed. Therefore, you will become a destination resort. You have fantastic golf. You have golf courses all over the place. You have the weather, the water and golf. You have it all."

Trump Entertainment Resorts owns and operates three properties in Atlantic City. The company is separate and distinct from Donald Trump's real estate and other holdings.

"As we renovate and re-brand our Atlantic City properties, we are also focused on our corporate development initiatives and expanding the Trump brand into new markets," said James B. Perry, chief executive officer of Trump Entertainment. "We are excited about the prospect of bringing the Trump brand to the Gulf Coast, and we hope to join private and public entities in redeveloping the region. We believe that this is a great opportunity to create value for our company, our shareholders and the citizens of Mississippi."

Diamondhead Casino Corp. owns about 404 acres of land near Diamondhead.

Renderings will be posted when available
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Turchin Stadium/Tulane University

Work on Turchin Stadium resumes

Advocate news services
Published: Jul 1, 2006

NEW ORLEANS — In another sign of New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina, Tulane announced Friday the resumption of a major expansion and renovation of Turchin Stadium, home of the Green Wave baseball team.

The $7.5 million project will feature a grandstand design of structural steel, a new playing surface and an increase in seating from 3,000 to a maximum 5,000 seats.

The project will also increase the number of chair-back seats in the stadium from 900 to 2,600 and add private suites, a covered club seating area and a new press box.

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Trump Tower looks sweet.

Really beautiful...I have heard rumors of a Trump Tower Dallas in the plans, I hope it looks like Trump N.O.
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Jesus, where the hell did all that come from? I just asked if there were any more affordable projects going on to go along with these multi-million dollar condos!
LOL......touchy subject down here. There's already so much pressure from some quarters, both in New Orleans and from without, to funnel most if not all recovery monies towards the "poor"...as that will undo years of various influences that have created the situation of New Orleans having such a large percentage of it's population living in poverty. Unfortunately, the "advocates" that are the loudest seem to be clamoring for the same approaches that haven't worked over the last forty years or so. Reopen all public housing projects pretty much as they were before the storm, for example.
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The Audubon French Quarter

Situated on the corner of Canal and Burgundy, the luxury Audubon French Quarter condos are adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton.

Renovations are now underway.

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Boomtown New Orleans

Boomtown New Orleans, located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, survived the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Our dockside riverboat complex reopened in October. To reflect the area's rebirth, we are expanding the casino and plan to build a $30 million, 200-guestroom hotel adjacent to the casino on our 54-acre site. We expect the new hotel tower to open late 2007.



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I-10 Twin Spans

$800 million Six-lane wide project will repace heavily traveled bridges linking New Orleans with its Northshore and Gulf Coast suburbs
07-13-2006 7:07 AM

(Slidell, LA) -- Officials are holding a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the I-10 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain today. The new bridge will replace the Katrina damaged Twin Spans between Slidell and New Orleans. Local, state and federal officials are participating in the groundbreaking. The new bridge will be taller and wider than the one heavily damaged by Katrina's storm surge. It will take three-years to complete the westbound span and another two-years to finish the eastbound bridge.

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News on Start of construction of Trump Tower

Work to begin in 2007 on Trump's $400M project
By Deon Roberts Staff Writer

2006-07-18 2:59 PM CST

NEW ORLEANS — Construction will begin on Poydras Street in the first quarter of 2007 on the $400-million condo/hotel/retail project by real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Project applications are expected to be filed with the city within a couple of weeks, said Ed Suffern, attorney for Dwyer & Cambre, the New Orleans-area firm representing Poydras LLC. Clifford Mowe is the lead developer for Poydras LLC, the company developing the project, Suffern said.

The developers remain committed to New Orleans, Suffern said. Before construction can begin, applications for approval will be filed with the City Planning Commission and the Historic District Landmarks Commission, he said. HDLC approval is needed because the project is slated for a historic area, he said.

Developers are waiting for architects to finish plans, he said.



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Woolworth Tower
30 floors of sheer beauty

100 North Rampart



Bordering street #1 Canal Street
Bordering street #2 North Rampart Street
Neighborhood Central Business District
District French Quarter/CBD
City New Orleans
Country U.S.A.

Technical Data
Height (struct.) 96 m 316 ft
Floors (OG) 30

Building in General
Type of construction high-rise building
Status approved

Facts
- This is the first major high-rise project to be announced within New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
- The tower would consist of 16,000 square feet of ground level retail, 9 floors of parking and 20 floors of condominium units.
- Would be constructed atop a site currently occupied by a 1940s-era Woolworth's drug store that was the site of lunch counter sit-ins during the early years of the American Civil Rights Movement in 1960.
- Due to its close proximity to the historic Vieux Carre, its height of 316 feet in an area currently zoned for only 85 feet may prevent it from being constructed as proposed.
- The tower portion of the condominium will be setback from the 10 floor street-level, mid-rise portion. This keeps the tower from appearing out of place along the historic Canal Street corridor.
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That building looks gorgeous. I hope it gets built as proposed.
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New Condo Proposal

Rezoning sought for condo plan
900 units near Quarter proposed
Saturday, July 22, 2006

Apparently not content with the 28-story, 150-unit condominium tower he is hoping to build in the Warehouse District, New Orleans developer Tom Bauer is looking to build a far larger condo complex just outside the French Quarter.

The complex would occupy the site of a Winn-Dixie supermarket that Bauer built five years ago near the Municipal Auditorium but that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina and is not expected to reopen. It would have as many as 900 condos, 2,500 parking spaces, space for several stores and businesses, and a museum or theater.

Bauer has asked the City Planning Commission to rezone a 15.7-acre tract stretching five blocks from Interstate 10 to Crozat Street, just across Basin Street from the auditorium. Bauer wants to change the zoning from LI, light-industrial, to C-2, general commercial, which would restrict the types of uses permitted but would allow new construction of unlimited height.


The commission will hold a public hearing on the request Tuesday and is likely to approve rezoning the land, although to more restrictive categories than Bauer has requested. The final decision will be up to the City Council. The site is in Councilman James Carter's district.

Because his request is only for a zoning change, not yet for construction, Bauer has not had to submit actual development plans to the Planning Commission. He did not return a call Friday seeking information on his plans.

But based on preliminary designs he has shown unofficially to the commission and to some nearby property owners and residents, Bauer is planning a 900-unit condo project, to be called either St. Louis Place or the Nouveau Carre, and featuring two or three towers as tall as 30 stories and 361 feet each. The address would be 1501 St. Louis St., across the street from the Iberville public housing development.

The project also would comprise one or more garages with 2,500 parking spaces, including 1,500 spaces for the condos; 240,000 square feet of commercial space for businesses such as a drugstore, restaurant, bakery or coffee shop, dress shop and dry cleaner's; and a 10,000-square-foot museum or theater that the city would be able to use to promote the French Quarter and other attractions.

Bauer, whose previous projects include the 12-story luxury condo building at 625 St. Charles Ave., reportedly has told some neighbors the entire project would cost about $150 million. The condos, as many as 14 to a floor in each tower, would sell for $220,000 to $600,000.

Bauer has told neighbors the development would help revitalize North Rampart Street, a longtime goal of many city planners and officials.

Some nearby residents have expressed enthusiasm about the project but concern about the height of the proposed buildings. "Mr. Bauer's willingness to invest millions to develop this site is gratifying to French Quarter residents in my organization," said Carol Greve, president of French Quarter Citizens Inc. "We do think, however, that heights should be limited."

Opposition also could come from community activists who fear Bauer's project would threaten the future of the Iberville housing complex, which has reopened partially since Katrina but which activists fear various developers want to demolish.

Besides the closed Winn-Dixie, the site Bauer wants to rezone also includes a recreational vehicle park next to the interstate and a fish-processing plant on the upriver side of St. Louis Street. The site once was part of a Norfolk Southern railroad corridor. Most of it was used as a parking lot for the casino that operated at the Municipal Auditorium for seven months in 1995.

Instead of the C-2 zoning Bauer is seeking, the Planning Commission staff is recommending that the third of the site closest to the French Quarter should be rezoned to C-1A, the same as along lower St. Charles Avenue and parts of Canal Street, which would provide greater control over the height and mass of any new buildings. The rear two-thirds of the site would be rezoned C-1, which is less restrictive than C-1A but more restrictive than C-2.

In general, the staff's analysis says, "the staff generally believes that height can be accommodated on this site" but "is concerned with the potential for unlimited height on the entire site, given the proximity to such sensitive areas as the Vieux Carre and Treme." Its recommendations are designed to "balance the request of the applicant with the potential concerns of the adjacent neighborhoods."
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South Shore Harbor



Developer floats hotel, condo plan
Project puts focus on water
Saturday, June 24, 2006
By Frank Donze
Staff writer

A company based in Nevada has proposed a hotel and condominium development for a waterfront tract on Orleans Levee Board property, a project costing more than $200 million that would represent the most significant post-Katrina investment in flood-ravaged eastern New Orleans.

Representatives of Atlantis Internet Group Corp. offered few details about their plans Friday to levee board commissioners, but promised to return next month with more information.

Donald Bailey, the firm's president, said the corporation has long-standing relationships with several deep-pocketed partners, some of whom he hopes to bring with him to the board's July meeting. A publicly traded corporation, Atlantis has interests in Internet gambling sites, gambling developments and commercial and residential real estate.

Bailey said that although his company wants to pursue all available tax incentives, it is prepared to use private money to build a 95-room hotel atop a barge inside the levee board's South Shore Harbor marina and 60 waterfront town homes and other amenities along the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline that fronts Hayne Boulevard.

Noting that the devastated area his company is targeting remains largely uninhabited nearly 10 months after the storm, Bailey, a former New Orleans resident, said the potential investors he has lined up believe the "tremendous challenge" is worth the risk.

"We believe we can overcome these hurdles," he said. "We are willing to take the lead in the redevelopment of New Orleans."

Until August, when Katrina laid waste to the marina, South Shore Harbor was home to the Belle of Orleans gambling boat. The casino, which was badly damaged by the storm, has been moved to Mobile, Ala., where it is undergoing repairs.

The casino's new owner, Kentucky hotel operator Columbia Sussex Corp., has ceased lease payments to the levee board, which has taken the company to court.

If the legal issues cannot be resolved and the Belle of Orleans does not return, Bailey said, his company would be interested in seeking state approval to take over the boat's gaming license and reopening its own casino as part of the proposed development.

Bailey said Atlantis Internet has three main divisions that specialize in electronic game development; slots development and distribution; and a casino development arm that concentrates on real estate.

The barge-based hotel Atlantis is proposing would sit inside the harbor, but Bailey said the bulk of the development would be built outside the marina, stretching three miles east along the lake to Bullard Avenue.

Bailey said he and other investors are "amazed that New Orleans lacks the waterfront development so many other waterside cities focus on."

He said his prospective partners include investors in a major Detroit hotel and casino, Motor City Casino in Detroit; the St. Regis Hotel in Detroit; and several residential communities.

If voters approve a proposal this fall to merge local levee boards into a regional authority, Bailey and other developers eyeing Lakefront property likely will deal directly with state government in the near term.

Under the merger initiative, the Orleans Levee Board's myriad assets that are unrelated to flood control, such as the Lakefront Airport and South Shore Harbor, would be moved to the state's Division of Administration while local and state officials decide what to do with them.

In the meantime, Levee Board President Michael McCrossen said, the agency will launch negotiations with Atlantis. McCrossen said Michael Olivier, the state's secretary of economic development, has been briefed on the proposal and will be involved in future discussions.

The ambitious proposal is Bailey's second attempt to do business with the levee board.

In 1993, Bailey's Atlantis Resorts International Inc. was granted an option to lease space at South Shore Harbor for a $25 million floating hotel similar to the one he is proposing.

That project, which never got off the ground, included plans for 100 upscale one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and 5,000 square feet of commercial space that could accommodate conventions, retail shops, a restaurant, a jazz supper club and a movie theater.

The plan that Bailey outlined at the time called for the five-story hotel to be built on a 330-foot by 95-foot barge that could be moved if threatened by a hurricane. He said then that the barge would be anchored by ballast and temporary pilings, similar to an offshore oil rig.

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Frank Donze can be reached at fdonze@timespicayune.com or (504) 826-3328. Business writer Greg Thomas contributed to this report.
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LSU-VA hospital to replace Charity by 2011

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Charity Hospital, the 270-year-old institution that for generations was the medical epicenter of this city's uninsured, will be replaced by a $1.2 billion medical center that marries two agencies, officials announced Monday.

Charity, which sustained significant damage during last year's hurricane, has been under lock and key since the storm, its fate a matter of intense debate. Although officials have no immediate plans for the old hospital's Art Deco building, they announced plans to combine two of the city's medical powerhouses under one roof: Louisiana State University, which ran Charity, will join with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which ran the former U.S. Veterans Administration hospital.

The VA hospital also was flooded.

The shared medical complex will be comprised of two hospitals — LSU to build a 10- to 12-story tower and the VA to build an eight- to 10-story tower, which would be connected by a common "linking corridor" building that would house shared functions such as a physical plant, an emergency room and certain labs and testing equipment.

The hospital is scheduled to open in 2011 in downtown New Orleans.
http://www.lra.louisiana.gov/assets/...dout051606.pdf
What will happen to our charity system? Will the uninsured be welcomed in the new building?
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St Louis Place/ Nouveau Carre

Bauer is planning a 900-unit condo project, to be called either St. Louis Place or the Nouveau Carre, and featuring two or three towers as tall as 30 stories and 361 feet each.
Rezoning sought for condo plan
900 units near Quarter proposed

Apparently not content with the 28-story, 150-unit condominium tower he is hoping to build in the Warehouse District, New Orleans developer Tom Bauer is looking to build a far larger condo complex just outside the French Quarter.

The complex would occupy the site of a Winn-Dixie supermarket that Bauer built five years ago near the Municipal Auditorium but that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina and is not expected to reopen. It would have as many as 900 condos, 2,500 parking spaces, space for several stores and businesses, and a museum or theater.

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Another sign that the nations top 5 convention host is back on track

20,000 Shriners coming to N.O. Aug. 18-25
CityBusiness staff report
August 1, 2006 9:59 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- More than 31,000 conventioneers will occupy nearly 14,000 hotel rooms from Aug. 6-20, according to the New Orleans Metropolitant Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine will bring the most people with an estimated 20,000 attendees Aug. 18-25.

The schedule is as follows:
— Aug. 15-19, American Trucking Association, 2,000 attendees and 5,000 peak hotel rooms;
— Aug. 18-25, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
20,000 attendees and 5,000 peak hotel rooms; and
— Aug. 9-13, American Psychological Association, 9,000 attendees and 3,867 peak hotel rooms.•
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Algiers Riverview Condominiums

on the New Orleans Westbank



Classic architecture borrowing from the traditions of the French Quarter and Warehouse District.

Featuring fantastic views of the Mississippi River and New Orleans Skyline, deep eight-foot galleries, high ceilings, and authentic detailing.
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