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NEW ORLEANS | Project/Development Thread



Because of its' inevitably smaller footprint, the future of New Orleans is to build higher. Here are a few announced projects, in varying stages of construction:

Welcome back New Orleans! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J817j...DE9540&index=9
Rebirth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxiiH...elated&search=
Who Dat? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwXzV...20Deuce%20Bush
The Saints are Coming! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4xfE...20Deuce%20Bush

Vantage Tower condomiums, 25 floors is to be built in the CBD.
http://www.vantagetower.com/



Harrahs Riverfront Hotel, 28 floors, opened October, 2006.
http://www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/nor/index.html



Trump Tower New Orleans, 70 floors, on Poydras midway between the Dome and the river. Groundbreaking set for January, 2007.



L' Ultime Tower, 22 floors in Lake Marina at Westend on Lake Pontchartrain


http://www.lultime.com/

HRI Condominiums, tower I- 5 floors, tower II- 12 floors, in the Warehouse District



Plaza Tower, 45 floors opposite the Hyatt Regency and Union Passenger Terminal on the sw edge of the CBD



625 St. Charles condominiums, 18 floors, near the Garden District


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On the Northshore lie the ever expanding bedroom communities of Covington, Mandeville, Slidell among others. These communities provide easy drive times to both NASA facilities, the Gulf Coast, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Lakeshore Towers, (2) 26 floor buildings on Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell.



The Northshore Marina Tower, 23 story on Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell


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Very cool there is alot going on in LA I really like the Trump Tower and Lakesshore Towers.
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To the east along the Gulf Coast are several new projects.

The $500 million 12 acre Bacaran Bay Casino project in Biloxi includes a 21 floor condominium tower, 75,000 square feet casino, 70,000 square feet of convention space, 655 hotel rooms, a 6 screen movie theater, 7 restaurants, a Blues club, Spa, Bowling alley, 2 wedding chapels, a 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and a Dog hotel-



Another project that received variance recommendations from the commission is the Villas at Ocean Beach Condominiums just east of a previously approved project by a similar name at the site of the old Hilton Hotel in West Biloxi.



A third casino project that received variance recommendations is the Sterling Beach Condominiums, a 16-story development on the south side of U.S. 90 that would go on the former site of the Biloxi Beach Amusement Park and Magic Golf.
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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Expansion
Current Square Feet of Exhibit Space: 1.1 Million
Square Feet of Exhibit Space after Expansion: 1.6 Million

To be one of top 5 in size in US after expansion work to begin this summer.












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The National D-Day Museum Expansion

Status: Under Construction



The National D-Day Museum is designated by Congress as "America's National World War II Museum". It interprets the American experience during the World War II years and celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.



The National D-Day Museum unveiled its $282 million expansion and Capital Campaign plan that will quadruple the size of the existing facility over the next five years. The expanded museum will cover all of the theaters and services that played a role in World War II and create a national center for research on the war. When completed in phases between 2005 and 2009, it will be a world-class cultural attraction in New Orleans that will dramatically increase visitation and have a powerful economic impact on the city and state.

Galleries and exhibits will include a U.S. Pavilion, Great Campaigns of the War, Mission and Services gallery, The Victory Pavillion, Liberation - Winning the Peace, and Fruits of Victory. They will also feature macro displays, including tanks, airplanes, jeeps and other vintage vehicles. A 400-seat theater will showcase original documentaries and history-themed films, with a signature film on World War II that will employ advanced format and immersion technologies. A USO-style canteen and restaurant with exhibit space, featuring Music of the War Years, will illustrate the importance of entertainment for the morale of troops and citizens alike. Interactive campaign galleries and virtual reality experiences will help immerse visitors in realistic learning experiences on land, sea and air.

the website: http://www.ddaymuseum.org/

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Those designs look really cool.
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These all look like fantastic projects, and it is great to see that the city of New Orleans is slowly getting back up on it's feet....but how many, if any, projects are there in the city geared towards, or at least accomodating, the poor of the city that got hit the hardest by katrina?
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Can I ask you what your city is building for the poor. I mean sure they got hard hit here, but so did everyone else on the social hierarchy. Sometimes it sounds like all people are ever concerned with are the poor folks. Trust me everyone down here in New Orleans could use some help. Furthermore, New Orleans didn't invent poor folks. They are in every city in this country. What we need ot do is create enoguh economic oppurtunity here so that those that are poorer can move up the economic ladder. We dont need to build wholesale housing projects in a city already starved for revenue. ANyway enough of my ranting. There is another condo project proposed in the Warehouse District called Tracage. Here is the website:

http://www.tracageliving.com/
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Can I ask you what your city is building for the poor. I mean sure they got hard hit here, but so did everyone else on the social hierarchy. Sometimes it sounds like all people are ever concerned with are the poor folks. Trust me everyone down here in New Orleans could use some help. Furthermore, New Orleans didn't invent poor folks. They are in every city in this country. What we need ot do is create enoguh economic oppurtunity here so that those that are poorer can move up the economic ladder. We dont need to build wholesale housing projects in a city already starved for revenue. ANyway enough of my ranting. There is another condo project proposed in the Warehouse District called Tracage. Here is the website:

http://www.tracageliving.com/
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!
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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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Can I ask you what your city is building for the poor. I mean sure they got hard hit here, but so did everyone else on the social hierarchy. Sometimes it sounds like all people are ever concerned with are the poor folks. Trust me everyone down here in New Orleans could use some help. Furthermore, New Orleans didn't invent poor folks. They are in every city in this country. What we need ot do is create enoguh economic oppurtunity here so that those that are poorer can move up the economic ladder. We dont need to build wholesale housing projects in a city already starved for revenue.
http://www.tracageliving.com/
In San Francisco, a substantial portion of every development is reserved for "affordable" housing. People who qualify for such housing aren't poor enough to qualify for actual public housing. In general, they are the working poor--the service workers priced out of the sort of fancy condo projects we talk a lot about. I'm not sure what the current percentage is but there are proposals that it be as high as 20% of future projects. The law also allows the developer, in lieu of putting the "affordable" units on -site, to use the money to build a separate project at another site. Frequently, they team up with non-profit developers to build entirely "affordable" (and often quite attractive) units elsewhere.

All this said, I am impressed and happy about the development in NO. If all this gets done it will constitute an impressive recovery from Katrina.

It is also my impression that there are substantial changes in the works for a lot of the Gulf Coast. I saw the casino project posted above but it doesn't say who is the owner. I know that Harrah's Entertainment has traded their properties in Lake Charles and Gulfport to other casino owners in order to concentrate their Gulf assets in Biloxi. Now that they can build on land, I believe their intention is to build a mega-resort and that, combined with what other companies do, may well turn Biloxi into a 3rd major center of US casino gambling after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. My guess is this could be very successful. Most of my family lives in Florida and I know that people from their area of the Florida East Coast used to drive to Biloxi even when the casinos there were just the boats. When there are large hotels, shopping, shows and the things the other two gambling meccas have, I think plenty of folks would drive from all over Florida, Atlanta and other places throughout the middle and deep south.

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These all look like fantastic projects, and it is great to see that the city of New Orleans is slowly getting back up on it's feet....but how many, if any, projects are there in the city geared towards, or at least accomodating, the poor of the city that got hit the hardest by katrina?
While a majority of the new projects are marketed towards the middlle to upper class, new programs are being announced to encourage developers to provide housing to those in the rental market....

Blanco to detail $1.75B rental rebuild in N.O.

CityBusiness staff report
March 14, 2006 10:38 AM

NEW ORLEANS — Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will introduce a preliminary plan for restoring Louisiana's rental stock damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita at 2:30 p.m. today at River Gardens, 1913 Felcity St., a mixed-income community developed by Crescent City-based HRI.

Blanco wants to spend $1.75 billion in requested federal funds to rebuild rental properties. About 120,000 houses and 70,000 rental units in Louisiana were rendered uninhabitable as a result of the hurricanes. Rental properties make up 53 percent of housing units in New Orleans. Blanco's preliminary rental plan is a complement to her $7.5 billion plan to rebuild Louisiana's owner-occupied housing.

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River Garden

River Garden covers 60 acres in one of the most prime locations in New Orleans, convenient to the Central Business District, the Magazine shopping district and the Warehouse & Arts Districts.

Long-range plans call for River Garden to include residential options for every
stage of life, including owner-occupied detached homes and condominiums
overlooking the Mississippi River.
http://www.rivergardenneworleans.com/pages/about.html




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American Can

New Orleans' newest renovation project, the American Can Company building has been transformed into apartments and has been renovated as a "certified historic rehabilitation." The project includes soho style apartments as well as one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes containing up to 1,600 square feet.

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Trump Tower looks sweet.

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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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Gabriel, island homes and marina development on Lake Pontchartrain

in west suburban Kenner





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