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National Jazz Center






The ambitious master plan calls for demolishing City Hall, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, the old Louisiana Supreme Court building and the adjacent state office building. These are the dated governmental buildings located across Poydras Street from the Hyatt. The Hyatt is scheduled to reopen in 2008 after a complete restoration. It is undergoing repairs. The Hyatt’s entranceway will be relocated to the Poydras Street side of the building, new ballroom space will be built, and a new rooftop restaurant will be added. The entire interior of the hotel will be made over and updated. The New Orleans Centre shopping mall will also be razed.

An open-air amphitheater would take the place of the Supreme Court and adjacent state building, and an outdoor jazz park would encompass the City Hall site.

The National Jazz Center, which would occupy the former Macy’s store that is to be torn down. This NJC will be an extension of the Hyatt. The National Jazz Center also would house a 20,000-square-foot dramatic jazz performance center seating more than 1,000 people, a 300-seat theater, a jazz museum, children’s theater, rehearsal studios available to musicians throughout the city, classrooms, a library and offices.

A bridge would connect the Superdome to the park, which would feature statues, fountains and interactive displays. Poydras Street traffic would travel through a tunnel beneath a grassy art park that would double as a tailgating area for the Arena and Superdome. The multilevel six-block park would include a 20,000-square-foot jazz performance center with seating for 1,000 people, a black-box theater with seating for 300 people, a 70,000-square-foot amphitheater with lawn seating, a 60,000-square-foot education center for children, rehearsal studios and an archive for jazz research.

Beneath the park would be two levels of underground parking and a 280,000-square-foot two-level retail center with a multiscreen theater, restaurants and shops selling things that people need for daily living, such as a major national grocery store, pet supplies shop and a bookstore.

The Canal Street streetcar would be extended down Loyola Avenue, connecting the park, sports facilities and public office complexes with the French Quarter and Convention Center. A bus transportation center would be located at the Hyatt, linking downtown New Orleans to the western suburbs.

The result will be a swath of green space leading from Tulane Avenue to the sports complexes of the Superdome and New Orleans Arena surrounded by modern buildings

City Hall would move to the Dominion Tower that faces Poydras next to the Superdome and in front of the Hyatt. A new Civil District Court would be built in the downtown area.

Grounbreaking on the project is expected within a year, starting with the Hyatt restoration. Once the project gets under way, it should be completed in 36 to 40 months.

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The $235 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be opening in Biloxi in September. The $1.9 million Peavey Guitar-shaped sign for the Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino shatters the world's record. It was built by Kojis and Sons of Bunkie, La. At 112 feet tall, it rises as high as an 11-story building. It will be the largest guitar sign at any Hard Rock Cafe.





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The National World War II and D-Day Museum

Effective Friday, The National D-Day Museum is designated by Congress as "America's National World War II Museum". The 70,500-square-foot Museum 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 museum presents their stories to an international audience, preserves material for research and scholarship, and inspires future generations to apply the lessons learned from the most complex military operation ever staged.

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Wow. No offense, New Orleans fans, but that sesspool of a city should never be rebuilt! I say let the sea have it and rebuild inland. Kid yourselves if you want to, but the next "Big One" -- whenever that is -- will leave the Big "Queezy" in another mess, and they will expect everyone to help rebuild it...AGAIN!
What a costly farce! Shame on New Orleans. Shame on Lousiana. And shame on politicians and our government for securing the money to dump into that big, dirty puddle!
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Wow. No offense, New Orleans fans............

mmmmm....sounds pretty offensive to me. how would you feel skyking if it were your home, say Milwaukee, that had a major disaster and some told you that you could not return? I usually do not waste time responding to these sorts of opinions, instead find it better used in promoting the qualities of one of my favorite cities. New Orleans is a very special place and browsing through the large number of projects planned or underway, I'd say that there are many that do not share your opinion, thankfully.

ps..are you by any chance related to Hastert? LOL

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No offense, skyking, but blow it out your a$$.

Did San Fran not rebuild after the big quake?

Did Chicago not come back after the big fire?

Did Galveston cease to exist after the 1900 Hurricane?

What about the Miami area after Andrew?

World Trade Center after 9-11?

Cities rebuild ALL THE TIME.
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I think you meant is he related to Dennis Hastert. Really, who cares about what that person from Wisconsin thinks. I mean what a sh**hole that whole state is. Freezing weather with cheeseheads. Only thing to do is leave for Chicago.

Back to important stuff, does anyone know what that 37 story condo proposal by the Vantage Tower is all about yet. I am sure with the redo of the Hyatt area this project will seem more desirable. Cheers. `
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Ok, Ok. Down boys. Perhaps I came down too hard and sounded a bit harsh regarding your hometown. The point I was trying to make (albeit, negatively) is that the footprints of New Orleans were ill-advised to begin with -- considering the unanticipated forces of Mother Nature. To build a major city in an area surrounded by water and below sea level just is asking for trouble. And, unfortunately, you got it.
Not that I'm posing for holy pictures or anything, but my wife and I did send $100 to Red Cross relief efforts to help with Katrina's terrible aftermath. I wouldn't wish what you went through on anyone. I really, really hope I'm wrong, but I just see this as potentially throwing good money after bad. Was there ever any discussion down there about relocating -- as preposterous as that might sound -- say further north?
Maybe the new and improved levies will hold next time. I hope so.
By the way, there were many great stories here about hurricane refugees from New Orleans who landed in Milwaukee and other areas of Wisconsin. They were welcomed with open arms, shelter, etc. -- and many of them have decided to make this area their home because they've found jobs, safety and a new life. Not too bad for a sh**hole, I'd say.
Why not come up and visit Milwaukee sometime? You'd probably be surprised. It is 75 degrees today with low humidity. From early May through October, this area has some of the best weather in the country. And, believe it or not, the winters are actually not that terrible. Give me four distinct seasons anytime - it's very refreshing. Good luck, New Orleans.
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No offense, skyking, but blow it out your a$$.

Did San Fran not rebuild after the big quake?

Did Chicago not come back after the big fire?

Did Galveston cease to exist after the 1900 Hurricane?

What about the Miami area after Andrew?

World Trade Center after 9-11?

Cities rebuild ALL THE TIME.
Best. Answer. Ever.

I for one can't wait to see New Orleans rebuild, bigger and better. I really like a lot of these new proposals, especially the National Jazz Center.
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Today, the keys to the first of the homes were provided to its new owners.

Musicians' Village

Harry Connick, Jr., Branford and Ellis Marsalis Partner with Habitat to Build a Musicians' Village in New Orleans' Upper 9th Ward

link to images and maps of Musicians Village...http://www.habitat-nola.org/files/Mu...e_PressKit.pdf

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced many musicians to flee New Orleans. Jazz, blues, Dixieland and other genres that are the city's musical score, cannot return until the musicians return, and many have lost their homes.Habitat for Humanity International and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, working with Harry Connick Jr., and Branford Marsalis, honorary chairs of Operation Home Delivery, seek to change this. Plans announced last December allowed for the construction of a "Musicians' Village." Operation Home Delivery is Habitat for Humanity International's hurricane rebuilding program and this Musicians' Village is one of the many projects along the Gulf Coast.

The Musicians' Village, conceived by Connick and Marsalis, will consist of 81 Habitat-constructed homes for displaced New Orleans musicians. Its centerpiece will be the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, dedicated to the education and development of homeowners and others who will live nearby. On January 9, 2006 we acquired eight acres of land in the Upper 9th Ward where the Musicians' Village will be located. In addition to the homes in the tract, plans call for building at least 150 other homes in the surrounding neighborhood. Construction began in March, marking the first large scale rebuilding plans in New Orleans.
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Rolls Royce Testing Facility

Major Project To Help Return Jobs To Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast officials today are celebrating a new economic development project. Construction began Thursday on a new $42 million testing facility, which will be used to test engines for the world's largest airliner starting late next year.

It is being built between New Orleans and Gulfport at the NASA Stennis Space Center straddling the Louisiana/Mississippi line. Officials say this is the first Rolls-Royce test facility of its kind outside the UK.Rolls-Royce is relocating its testing facility from the United Kingdom to Stennis to test high-thrust jet engines developed for the Airbus A380, a massive seven-story airliner designed to seat 555 passengers, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, due out in 2008.

Once complete, it will be used to test developmental and prototype airplane engines for performance, noise, and other factors. Initially, it will test engines being developed for the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The decision to build the facility was made before Katrina. It will be the first major economic development project since the hurricane.
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Felicity Crossings

$100 million condo project planned for Central City

Developers want to build 600 units

The KFK Group, paid $7 million for about five acres near Felicity and Carondelet streets. The group plans to build about 600 units with a total value of $100 million. The units will sell for between $180,000 and $280,000.

The project, tentatively called Felicity Crossings, also will have 765 ground-floor townhouses and some service-oriented retail space for small businesses like neighborhood groceries.

The project will consist of three buildings:

-- A 4 1/2-story building of about 51,000 square feet will be constructed in the space bounded by Felicity, Carondelet and Polymnia streets. It will contain 37 units and retail space.

-- A five-story building stretching along Felicity between Baronne and Carondelet will consist of two-story townhouses on the bottom floor with single-story units on the upper floors.

-- The largest building -- at 361,000 square feet -- will be five [edit rendering appears to be 12] stories and will be bounded by Felicity, Carondelet, Euterpe and Baronne. It will have townhouses and condominiums. A 12-story tower containing 10 condos will be built on the center of this building.


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Mills Row



$7.5M Mills Row condos near ready for market

Deon Roberts Staff Writer
June 9, 2006 2:53 PM

NEW ORLEANS - Mills Row, a $7.5-million new condominium project in the historic Warehouse District, is near completion with plans to begin selling units in July.

Officials with developer HRI Properties of New Orleans said it is the first new
condominium project to come online since Hurricane Katrina. It's significant from a historical standpoint. It is the first condo project in city history built from scratch in the historic Warehouse District, which runs from St. Charles Avenue to Convention Center Boulevard, all the others have been renovation of existing buildings into condos.

Construction on the 31-unit project at 450 John Churchill Chase St. began in
November 2004 and was supposed to be completed in October 2005 but was delayed by Katrina, said Eddie Boettner, HRI chief administrative officer.
The five-story project will be complete in August, Boettner said. Units will range from 655 square feet to roughly 2,400 square feet and sell for between $200,000 and $800,000,. HRI wanted the Mills Row building to fit into the surrounding neighborhood, which consists of warehouses and former mills more than 100 years old. HRI is known for converting city buildings into residential properties such as the Federal Fibre Mills, which is next to Mills Row, and the Cotton Mill, a block away from Mills Row.

The company has been involved in other new construction such as the Hilton
Garden Inn, which opened in October 2002, and River Garden, an mixed-use
redevelopment of the former St. Thomas Housing Project site, Boettner said.
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AFL-CIO plans to invest $700 million in New Orleans projects

This is only the beginning of what promises to be the hottest building boom in the nation over the next 7 to 10 years. So far, in the last three months 70,000 building permits issued by the city totaling billions of dollars.

By MICHELLE ROBERTS
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The AFL-CIO plans to invest $700 million in housing and other projects to help rebuild this city left staggered by housing shortages and other infrastructure problems after Hurricane Katrina.

The money will come from the union federation's pension fund and its lenders - investments that should make money for the fund while aiding a city left hobbled by the enormous disaster, said AFL-CIO president John Sweeney in an interview Tuesday. It also will create union jobs in a region with an enormous number of construction projects.

The union planned to officially announce the investment at a news conference Wednesday. "I was horrified that so little has been done," said Sweeney, who last visited New Orleans about a month ago and saw tracts of housing left in ruin since Katrina struck Aug. 29. "It feels like it's the city that America forgot." The investment plan includes $250 million in financing for housing construction over the next seven years, with more than 5,000 rental units expected to be built. Another $100 million will be equity investments for commercial real estate and revitalization projects.

The AFL-CIO already has applied to get title on 200 properties controlled by the city because owners failed to pay taxes on them. Most are in the Treme neighborhood, a predominantly black working-class neighborhood adjoining the French Quarter.

Another $250 million has been set aside for home mortgages for city employees, union members and residents of neighborhoods where AFL-CIO projects will be located.

Up to $100 million will be used to finance hospitals or nursing homes, using federally insured loans. "Hopefully, it will jump-start some investment" from other private entities, Sweeney said.

The investment plans are similar to ones the union has executed in Chicago and New York. The AFL-CIO created a $750 million investment program in Chicago last year, mainly targeting affordable housing, and one in New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Such real estate investments have done well in the past, said Stephen Coyle, chief executive of the AFL-CIO's Housing Investment Trust. They attract other investors into neighborhoods and have turned once-blighted areas into desirable real estate, he said. The fund's primary duty is to make money for retirees and future retirees, but Coyle said the fund has a socially responsible bent and has been able to merge financial goals with social ones. "It's a double bottom line for us," he said. "You can invest in communities and build these communities and still bring your investors good returns."

The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, has 10 million members, including retirees. Two pension funds bear the union name; both are real estate funds and combined hold roughly $5.6 billion in investments. Larry Hass, a New York lawyer who specializes in pension fund law and previously worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said pension funds have been investing in real estate for more than 40 years and are the biggest real estate investors in the country. They've had a lot of success in real estate deals involving urban developments, where their initial investments have made properties more attractive sooner than they might otherwise have been. "The pension funds that have been successful at this see opportunity," Hass said.

Coyle said private investors talking about developing in New Orleans after Katrina have stayed mostly on the sidelines so far. But after successes in other cities - including the Mexican border community of Laredo, Texas, and Hoboken, N.J. - Coyle believes the fund can get similar results in New Orleans.

"We look at New Orleans the same way and say, 'Look, the levees will be repaired. The insurance issues will be resolved,'" he said. "This is the beginning of ending the talking and starting the rebuilding."

On the Net: AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org
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The Fairmont New Orleans Hotel

Baton-Rouge-based commercial construction company Arrighi Simoneaux LLC has been hired to manage the $80 million redesign and reconstruction of the historic Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans. President David Arrighi said the reconstruction is the 15th-largest construction project in a-five state region, based on contract cost, according to South Central Construction magazine.

This historic grand hotel built was in 1893.It has 700 rooms, 85 suites. 3 restaurants, 2 tennis courts, pool, gym, hair salon, 2 bars, parking.

The project is being completed in phases, with construction continuing into next year. The firm, which has experience in historical renovations, plans to rebuild the hotel’s mechanical and electrical systems and completely upgrade the nearly 1 million-square-foot interior space. Arrighi Simoneaux LLC was founded in 2002 and is a subsidiary of Group Industries LLC, a multi-million dollar industrial and commercial construction company headquartered in Baton Rouge.

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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.
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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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$200 Million Federal City complex

NEW ORLEANS - The Algiers Development District Board has awarded Apogen TTechnologies Inc. of McLean, Va., a $46,000-consulting contract for the conversion of the Naval Support Activity base on the westbank area of Algiers in to a high-tech campus of military and federal tenants. David Mize, a retired Marine major general who works for Apogen's New Orleans office, will oversee the $200-million project known as Federal City. The U.S. Department of Defense recommended May 13, 2005, that NSA be shuttered. Mize led a successful fight to take the base off the list by promoting the idea of converting the base into a Federal City complex that could be leased to government tenants at low rents.

Federal City will consist of state-of-the-art buildings in Algiers for military
and other federal tenants with homeland security responsibilities, according to Apogen. The buildings will also have tight perimiter security and be built to
current hurricane standards. Because multiple tenants can split the overhead expenses of running the base, office space will be leased at low rents, Apogen said.
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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.
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