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Chalmette Revitalization Includes New Shopping Destination

Chalmette Revitalization Includes New Shopping Destination

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor With a rich heritage and eventful history, Chalmette is now pursuing a slow but sure path to economic recovery, as people and businesses return to the blighted neighborhood. That includes a new shopping destination, which will be [...]…

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Makeover Planned for Downtown New Orleans

Makeover Planned for Downtown New Orleans

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Hotel Le Cirque, one of the pieces that literally adds color to the historical district of New Orleans, is about to get a facelift. The lodging facility famous for its multicolored light show enchanting visitors every night [...]…

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Condos Founder, Class A Office Flourishes as Downtown Struggles to Recover

Condos Founder, Class A Office Flourishes as Downtown Struggles to Recover

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Plans for development of the Trump Tower, announced the day before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, have been officially halted, as the site of the 70-story, $400 million skyscraper that was to have been the tallest [...]…

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Gentilly Woods Shopping Center, Plaza Tower Await Rehabilitation

Gentilly Woods Shopping Center, Plaza Tower Await Rehabilitation

Six years after being swamped by Hurricane Katrina, the Gentilly Woods Shopping Center has found a new owner. Walmart finally won the bid to remodel the long-vacant center after initially facing some opposition from Gentilly residents, who would have preferred [...]…

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Hotel New Orleans to Become Hyatt Place; VA Hospital Moves Forward

Hotel New Orleans to Become Hyatt Place; VA Hospital Moves Forward

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor The hospitality industry has always been one of the strong points of New Orleans, given its attraction as a tourist destination – from the impressive French-Creole architecture and rich culture to the lively Bourbon Street and [...]…

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State Plays Major Role in Superdome Renovation, Coastal Restoration Projects

State Plays Major Role in Superdome Renovation, Coastal Restoration Projects

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor New Orleans Superdome renovations have reached the finish line after six bustling years and various upgrade stages that resulted in an extraordinary achievement for the state of Louisiana. The last phase of the massive transformation was [...]…

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HANO Pursues Public Housing Redevelopment in Iberville

HANO Pursues Public Housing Redevelopment in Iberville

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Public housing redevelopment, always a major issue for New Orleans, grew in importance following Hurricane Katrina. Now, the city has an ally in the Housing Authority of New Orleans in the battle to fight blight. One of [...]…

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Marine Corps Opens New HQs in Federal City, as Algiers Revives

Marine Corps Opens New HQs in Federal City, as Algiers Revives

by Amalia Otet, Associate Editor The Marine Corps Reserve reached a major milestone on June 27, when it hosted the official opening ceremony for its new national headquarters at the old Navy base in Algiers. The 411,000-square-foot, Class A, force-protected office [...]…

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Rebuilding New Orleans East

Rebuilding New Orleans East

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor Six years after Hurricane Katrina, its effects are still visible. Combined efforts of the U.S. government and for-profit and non-profit organizations are bringing Eastern New Orleans back to life. Several redevelopment programs have been launched since 2006, successfully providing [...]…

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