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Crescent City Towers

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Trump International Tower New Orleans

and also the new weblink to the 70 floor Trump Tower.....

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West Bank Riverfront

ALGIERS — A six-block slice of the Algiers riverfront could be transformed into a 13-acre master-planned community with up to 1,523 apartments, additional housing and retail space, public parks and a streetcar line, according to plans filed with the New Orleans City Planning Commission.

A review of CPC documents indicates this is one of the largest projects proposed in Orleans Parish post-Katrina. The site involves Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at 233 Newton St., a Mardi Gras museum and special-events venue, along with the warehouses where Blaine Kern Artists Inc. builds Carnival floats. Documents indicate a new Mardi Gras museum would be
part of the project.

J.S. Karlton Co., a Greenwich, Conn., firm and part-owner of the Place St. Charles office building and International Sales Group of Miami are the evelopers, said Mark Romig, project spokesman.

Documents refer to the project as simply "West Bank Riverfront." "The goal of the project is to provide a unified master plan development up a 13.1-acre site ... with a signature riverfront image," documents say. Romig said plans are to keep Mardi Gras World on the West Bank, but an undetermined number of dens where floats are built would be relocated to other parts of the city.

The project needs several city approvals before construction can begin.
Blaine Kern Sr. is asking the City Planning Commission to rezone the six lots
from light industrial to general commercial with a residential planned Community overlay district. The six blocks are bounded by Brooklyn Avenue to the south, Opelousas Avenue and Eliza Street to the west, River Road to the north and Socrates Street to the east. That request is slated for an Aug. 22 hearing at the CPC.

Plans call for 406,248 square feet of commercial space that would front Brooklyn Avenue. Residential buildings will be taller toward the bridge "to negotiate" with low-scale historic neighborhoods, such as Algiers Point, according to documents.

The project also calls for 1.15 million square feet of residential development, 1,970 residential parking spaces and 560 commercial parking spaces.

Total project square footage is 2 million.

Plans make it clear that in building the project, the developers are striving to carry out the goals of Riverfront Vision 2005, an existing city plan for kickstarting development along the river. Riverfront Vision 2005 was crafted by the CPC after the City Council requested in 2003 that such as plan be formed.

One way the project will fulfill Riverfront Vision 2005 is by creating a public park at Newton Street. The project could include street alterations, such as additional traffic lanes, new neutral ground and space for parallel parking, to better manage traffic. "Doing so would expedite traffic out of the neighborhood and, possibly, create a transit lane for future light rail connecting Gretna and Federal City to the Algiers/Canal Street ferry and Brooklyn Avenue," according to the plans.

New Orleans-based Mathes Brierre Architects is designing the project.

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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.

OMG....Baltimore has a rehabbed American Can Company complex and it looks just like this building in you guys' city.
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Lakeview Commons

This premier 30,000 square foot Class A office building is currently being developed with easy access to Hwy. 190 in Covington via the Fairway Drive Interchange. Just south of I-12, this property offers a location that is just minutes from the Causeway or Downtown Covington, and adjacent to Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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more info on the West Bank Riverfront proposal............

Kern is proposing multistory buildings mixing commercial and residential uses for each block. On the block farthest downriver, between Eliza and Slidell streets, Kern envisions a building with 104 apartments, 5,600 square feet of retail space and 197 parking spaces.

The block between Slidell and Homer streets would house 220 apartment units, nearly 13,000 square feet of retail space and 300 parking spaces.

Plans call for the buildings to get larger in the blocks farther upriver, closer to the bridge and farther away from the Algiers Point Historic District. Three of the seven blocks, those between Eliza and Newton streets, are in the historic section.

Kern has talked about buildings as high as 30 floors closer to the Crescent City Connection (CCC) bridge.

On the two blocks between Homer and Diana streets, Kern has suggested buildings that would each have 326 housing units, almost 14,000 square feet of commercial space and 559 parking spaces, according to the documents sent to the Planning Commission.

The developers are looking to use the two blocks closest to the bridge, those between DeArmas and Socrates streets, for a hotel, a cruise-ship terminal and a Mardi Gras museum to replace Mardi Gras World.

The developers' plans also suggest building a streetcar line to serve the area.

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NOLATOWN and Atlantis at South Shore Harbour

High-rise lakefront condos proposed
Development would have hotel, water park, 1,500 residences


Wednesday, August 16, 2006
By Greg Thomas

A $200 million proposal involving 1,500 condo units in four to five high-rises on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain will be presented to the Orleans Parish Levee Board today by a California construction company and a local entrepreneur.

The mixed-use development proposal also includes entertainment venues, an indoor-outdoor water park, a 350-room hotel, and more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space. The condos would sell for between $150,000 and $300,000 each and the condo towers could climb as high as 40 stories.

The 14- to 20-acre site is roughly bounded by Lakefront Drive and Leroy Johnson Drive and is generally located behind the FBI Headquarters on the Lakefront. All of the land is owned by the Orleans Levee Board and would be leased from the board.

The project also calls for a large beach improvement and the creation of a landscaped public space along the lakefront.

The development group, doing business as NOLATOWN, is headed by Rickey Spearman of New Orleans. Spearman said they hope to obtain a lease within 30 days, complete due diligence within 90 days, close the deal and break ground at the end of the year or early 2007.

This is the second $200 million proposal for land owned by the Orleans Levee Board since June.

Atlantis Internet Group Corp. in July also proposed developing a hotel and gambling complex at the agency's dormant South Shore Harbor marina. The Atlantis project involves a 95-room floating luxury hotel, an outdoor amphitheater and 60 waterfront town homes. Long-term, the Atlantis project, which would stretch along Hayne Boulevard facing the lake, would involve the construction of hundreds of new town homes and entertainment venues.

Both the NOLATOWN and Atlantis projects involve the use of what is commonly called the seven-acre peninsula near the waterfront. That piece of land is the only area where the two proposals overlap, Spearman said.

Banks of IPPC said that the project is exactly what eastern New Orleans needs.

The major portion of the NOLATOWN proposal is a series of towers, the exact number undetermined, that could rise as high as 40 stories. In total, 1,500 condos would be built. [2617955]

This possible design could be used to build condos and a portion of the 100,000 square feet of commercial space proposed. All of the land is owned by the Orleans Levee Board and would be leased from the board. [2617956]

The proposal calls for a 350-room hotel. An indoor-outdoor water park is also part of the $200 million project. [2617957]

The Atlantis Internet Group in July revealed plans for a hotel and gambling complex at the dormant South Shore Harbor marina. The Atlantis project includes a 95-room floating luxury hotel, an outdoor amphitheater and 60 waterfront town homes. It was the first of two large multi-use developments proposed this summer for the New Orleans lakefront.

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here is a rendering of the proposed NOLATOWN South Shore Harbour development courtesy of alon504....


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Musicians Village to dedicate 30 new homes
By CityBusiness staff report

2006-08-18 2:33 PM CST

NEW ORLEANS — Thirty new homes in the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday at 4000 N. Roman St.

Ground was broken in March on the Musicians’ Village, an Upper Ninth Ward home-building project conceived by musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.

The Musicians’ Village is the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity's first rebuilding project in the Upper Ninth Ward. Habitat purchased 8.1 vacant acres to build 75 single-family homes, six "elder-friendly" doubles and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

Habitat will build the homes in partnership with displaced New Orleans musicians and qualifying homeowner families. The project will eventually consist of another 300 homes in the surrounding area for low-income families and musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The 30 homes were sponsored and largely built by the Baptist Crossroads Foundation Inc., a New Orleans-area nonprofit. The homes are being sold to Habitat partner families who will pay Habitat’s no-down payment, no-interest, no-profit loans.•
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French Market

$4M French Market renovation to begin next week
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2006-08-18 1:45 PM CST

NEW ORLEANS — The French Market Revitalization Project at French Market Place and Governor Nicholls Street will break ground at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The event marks the beginning of a $4-million project to rejuvenate the famous open-air Farmers Market and Flea Market sheds. The goal is to restore authenticity and a sense of place through a series of physical improvements consistent with its historical character.

Planned since 2003, the French Market Board of Directors determined now is the time to invest in the future of the historic market.

“We are excited and pleased to begin this project at a time when the citizens of New Orleans need assurance that the city will be very strong in the near future.” said Deborah Harkins, Steering Committee Chairwoman overseeing the project.

The renovation at “America’s Oldest Public Market” is expected to be completed by October 2007.

“The French Market Revitalization Project is a comprehensive effort designed to strengthen the entire French Market for the benefit of the surrounding Vieux Carré and the larger community,” said Richard McCall, executive director of the French Market.


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New Orleans National WWII Museum


The "best plane ever built" to soar again


The National World War II Museum will offer visitors a firsthand look at a C-47 aircraft donated to the museum by benefactors Paul and Lulu Hilliard, at the Lakefront Airport Saturday before it's mounted aloft at the museum.





The restored aircraft was described by famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle as “the workingest airplane in existence. Almost any pilot would tell you it was the best airplane ever built.” This C-47 carried Pathfinder paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne into Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It dropped a Pathfinder paratrooper team of the 101st Airborne into German-occupied Holland in Operation Market Garden. And it flew in a massive resupply mission to the 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge and participated in Operation Varsity, “the Rhine Jump,” in 1945.

View the aircraft free from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd. The first 200 children to arrive will receive Army Air Corps wings. The museum will present hands-on activities for young people, and WWII re-enactors in authentic paratrooper uniforms will share knowledge about the war in the air and on the ground.
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Gulf Coast Condominium Boom!

Updated list of Condominiums

Currently Under Construction (Permits Issued)

Name Address Units Cost
Beau View Towers Tower 1 2668 Beach Blvd 448 $22,123,024
Sea Breeze Condominiums Tower 1 1895 Beach Blvd 222 $21,865,000

Total Condos Permitted $43,988,024

Condominiums Currently In Process

Name Address Units

Bacarat Condos & Casino 403 Caillavet St
Beau Soleil Condos 1877 Beach Blvd 14
Gulf Beach Redevelopment 2428 Beach Blvd 198
Holley St 490 Beach Blvd
Laguna Landing 2150 Beach Blvd 45
Ocean Beach Club 2060 Beach Blvd 375
Pelican Isle 778 Beach Blvd 375
Portofino I 1782 Beach Blvd 254
Portofino II 1785 Beach Blvd 180
President/Broadwater 2110 Beach Blvd
Sanddollar Condos 183 McDonnell Av 21
Savannahs Estates Condos Brasher Rd 145
Seabreeze Condos Tower 2 1889 Beach Blvd 101
Seaview Condos Tower 2 1808 & 1816 Beach Blvd 110
Shores of Paradise 2010 Beach Blvd 476
Splash Condos 2400 Beach Blvd 371
Tivoli Restoration and Condos 420 Beach Blvd
Tropical Breeze 1736 Beach Blvd
Venezia Condos 1762 Beach Blvd 339
Vieux Carre Plaza 725 Dr ML King Jr Blv 105
Vue Crescente Back Bay Blvd
Total Condos in Process 3,023 $386,000,000
*Conservative estimate made by Planning Dept.

Other Large Scale Developments

Coast Coliseum Expansion 2350 Beach Blvd
Hard Rock Casino 777 Beach Blvd
Havana Casino East end of 5th St
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New Orleans-Northshore

Boom follows Katrina in St. Tammany Parish

By MARY FOSTER
Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Fifty years ago the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, dubbed the world's longest bridge, opened as a 24-mile connection between a sparsely populated area just west of New Orleans and the pine belt of St. Tammany Parish on the lake's north shore.

Bridge planners anticipated the baby boom-driven growth that spilled into the suburbs from New Orleans, but didn't foresee Hurricane Katrina when they cut a ceremonial ribbon on Aug. 30, 1956.

Almost 49 years to the day later, vehicles streamed north bumper-to-bumper on the Causeway - by now upgraded to two parallel spans - as thousands fled the approach of Katrina, which made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005.

St. Tammany, which suffered less damage than parishes on the south shore, became a haven for evacuees, especially the more affluent, whose homes were destroyed by Katrina's floodwaters. Before Katrina, St. Tammany had been fast-growing. Now it's exploiting perhaps its most important quality, one that New Orleans can't match: land. St. Tammany is 850 square miles, compared to 250 square miles for New Orleans, and, more importantly is largely elevated out of the flood plain.

As hard-hit New Orleans and other south shore parishes struggle to kindle an economic rebound, these are boom times on the lake's north shore. Consider:

- In the year since the storm, St. Tammany's population has grown to an estimated 260,000 from its pre-Katrina estimate of 220,000. "We've exceeded our five-year growth estimate in a single year," said parish spokeswoman Susan Parsons.

- Traffic on the Causeway jumped from 32,000 vehicles a day pre-Katrina, 43,000 now.

- Some south shore businesses, concerned about a repeat of the devastation of Katrina, are shifting their operations north of Lake Pontchartrain.

- Rapid population growth is pressuring the housing market, and in many neighborhoods prices for single-family homes are up sharply despite the cooling of housing nationally as interest rates have risen.

St. Tammany's experience could be a window into development across the tier of parishes north of the lake, known as the Florida Parishes. Indeed, some see the Interstate 12 corridor, extending east to west from Slidell in eastern St. Tammany to Baton Rouge, as a hot spot for economic growth in the coming years.

Even plans under consideration for years to expand the Causeway, either by building a third span or adding lanes to the existing bridges, are being rethought. Planners are examining early indications that north-south commerce is becoming less important despite increased use of the Causeway since Katrina.

"The connection now is much stronger east and west," said Marty Mayer, a real estate agent who chairs the St. Tammany-West Chamber of Commerce. "We have many people going from here to Baton Rouge these days. I think along I-12 will become one continuous urban corridor soon."

Critical to sustained growth on the north shore is development of a business core beyond the services and agricultural sectors that now dominate. Some companies have decided to put their future on the region's higher elevation, shifting from the below-sea-level bowl of New Orleans.

Chevron is one.

The oil company is relocating its office, and 550 workers, from New Orleans' Central Business District to Covington, the parish seat of St. Tammany.

"We decided to make the move because it positions the company for near and long term operations in the Gulf," said Chevron spokesman Matt Carmichael. "It was a decision to stay in Louisiana rather than consolidate our operation outside the state."

Chevron's move sends a signal that the corporate community is concerned about the ability of New Orleans' rebuilt levee system to protect the city, Mayer said.

"It's a risk reduction because it gets them out of the levee district and its problems," Mayer said. "Many businesses are having a hard time recruiting and retaining people in New Orleans."

That sense is echoed by Janet Speyrer, associate dean of research at the University of New Orleans College of Business.

"There is a perception that the town is less safe than it was pre-Katrina," Speyrer said. "In reality, the city was never safe. But now people in these areas are uncomfortable. They're looking for a place that causes them less worry."

The north shore parishes may be their refuge, said Dr. Yu Hsing, a professor of economics at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

"People will try to play it safe," Hsing said. "It's just worry over the random probability of when another big one will hit New Orleans."

"We have a very attractive lifestyle," said Brenda Reine, executive director of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. Two key areas that have plagued New Orleans, public safety and education, are the linchpins, she said. "Crime is almost nonexistent, maybe one murder a year. Our schools are the best in Louisiana, and meet or exceed the national standards. It's just a great place to live and work."

Reflecting the surge in demand are real estate values, particularly in the parish's western end near the Causeway, which have reached new record highs. From Jan. 1 through April 2006, the average house sold for $217,804 parish-wide, according to the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. That's up from $181,381 in the first four months of 2005.

"They (western St. Tammany) did not sustain the damage from Katrina that the east did," said Ken Levy of Latter & Blum Real Estate. "And they are out of the flood plain."

New subdivisions are popping up in Covington and in the Mandeville and Madisonville areas near the lake. Along the bustling U.S. 190 corridor in the Covington area new businesses are sprouting, replacing the stands of pine trees that once lined the roadway.

Remnants of the sleepy, rural parish that existed before the Causeway can be found mostly north of Interstate 12, where pines and horse farms still dot the landscape. But here, too, change is coming. "It doesn't look like that will last long," Parsons said.

Mayer concedes the challenges ahead in enhancing quality of life are formidable.

Planners must begin dealing with the need for more services, a growing crime rate, and urban sprawl, keys to sustaining an attractive quality of life, he said.

"Our infrastructure was strained before, it's now way over the strained standpoint," Mayer said. "The question is how do we do long range planning in a short time?"

A 10-year plan on upgrading infrastructure was completed before Katrina, St. Tammany Parish president Kevin Davis said. "Sure, it's a shock to wake up and find 70,000 people have moved in, but we were positioned to handle it. We just have to compress that 10-year plan into a two- or three-year plan," he said.

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Fulton Street

The opening of the new 27 floor Harrah's Hotel on September 18 will anchor another Harrah's project: the redevelopment of Fulton Street. The street, which runs alongside the hotel, has been upgraded with restaurants and a jazz club.



Harrah's has closed the block of Fulton Street between Poydras and Lafayette to traffic and turned it into a pedestrian mall.The mall will feature two restaurants. Gordon Biersch, which opened two years ago, now will include a beer garden to serve pedestrians on the strip. Riche, Harrah's in-house restaurant operated by chef Todd English, will have an entrance on the street.

Another restaurant, Grand Isle is scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year. The corridor also features a jazz club called 528.

Harrah's is in talks with other possible tenants for the block, which is lined with bricks and features a gazebo with larger-than-life sculptures of musicians. The casino is considering another restaurant or entertainment venue for the property. Retail shops, though, probably will not be included in that block, Hoskins said.

In the next block of Fulton, bound by Lafayette and Girod streets and open to vehicles, there currently are no plans to redevelop the bottom floor of the Harrah's garage, but Hoskins left open the possibility that it could happen in the future.

A temporary stage can be erected at the intersection of Fulton and Lafayette streets for outdoor concerts, Hoskins said.

Although Harrah's is not pursuing retail business, Mickal said high-end and specialty stores selling leather goods and sunglasses, for instance, would fit perfectly along the strip.

The Fulton Street development gives the tourism industry another way to promote New Orleans to travelers. Aside from the Harrah's project are the restaurants 7 on Fulton and Wolfe's in the Warehouse are among the businesses on Fulton.

As Fulton Street becomes completely developed with retail shops, restaurants and clubs as some are predicting, the tree-lined, balcony-laden street would be a more pedestrian-friendly link between the French Quarter and the Convention Center than Convention Center Boulevard.

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New Orleans was founded in 1718 by the French as Nouvelle-Orléans, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The site was selected because it was a rare bit of natural high ground along the flood-prone banks of the lower Mississippi, and was adjacent to the trading route and portage between the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain via Bayou St. John. It was, from this founding, intended to be an important colonial city.

Here are a series of historical maps showing New Orleans from its' settlement through present. The 1798 map shows the initial interest in expanding the city north toward Lake Pontcahrtrain. Note the considerable expansion of the street network during the period from 1791 thru 1816 and again through the 20th century.

I just love maps!

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1763


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1798


1816


1891


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The present day metropolitan area has considerable sprawl but this is (thankfully) limited by the large areas of water that surround the city.


I am looking to fill in the timeframe from 1908 thru present if anyone can help.
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Island View Casino-Gulf Coast

Island View Casino Prepares for Grand Opening

As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passes, Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, Miss. is preparing to open, creating one of the region's largest casino properties.

Island View officials announced today that the property, which will be the city's only casino, will celebrate its grand opening and unveiling of the project's first of two phases on Monday, September 18 at 7 p.m.

The land-based waterfront resort is privately held by Rick Carter and Terry Green -- owners of the former Copa Casino. In March, Carter and Green purchased Harrah's Grand Casino resort on 40 acres of land on Gulfport's beachfront as the site for the new Island View.

On September 18 will open the exceptional property, with first-class amenities and state-of-the-art gaming, providing more than 800 jobs to this area, with an additional 700 positions to be added in the second phase.

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Silver Slipper-Gulf Coast



The road leading to Silver Slipper is as messy as the construction site. Especially when afternoon showers turn dirt into mud. But the mess can't slow down progress on the southern tip of Hancock County.

Silver Slipper designers took extra precautions to make sure their $75 million investment withstands future storms. For instance, the bottom 24 feet is open. Cars will park there. Delivery trucks will unload cargo there. But nobody will gamble there.

The plan right now is to open Silver Slipper on Halloween.

Phase Two of Silver Slipper's development include a hotel and condominium complex, and a theater. The Silver Slipper executives may announce specifics about their expansion plans in conjunction with the casino's October 31st opening.
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