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$40M Carollton Costco Almost a Reality

$40M Carollton Costco Almost a Reality

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Plans to build a Costco store on blighted land near I-10 in the Carollton area seem closer to reality than ever. According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Planning Commission approved plans for the big-box warehouse store – albeit with a few tweaks. Costco submitted…

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FEMA Funds New Orleans SPCA Facility with $8M

FEMA Funds New Orleans SPCA Facility with $8M

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced close to $8 million in consolidated funding to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for a new animal control facility. The old Louisiana SPCA center was located at 1319 Japonica St. and…

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Slidell Memorial Hospital Expands Cardiology, ER Units

Slidell Memorial Hospital Expands Cardiology, ER Units

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Slidell Memorial Hospital broke ground on its much needed new wing Tuesday. The community hospital has been struggling for some time now because of space shortages and increasing numbers of patients. The Times-Picayune reports that the number of patients treated in 2010 at Slidell Memorial…

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Dyno Nobel Considering $800M Plant in Jefferson Parish

Dyno Nobel Considering $800M Plant in Jefferson Parish

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Dyno Nobel International, the Utah-based explosives and chemical products manufacturer, is to spend $30 million on a comprehensive study regarding the feasibility of establishing an $800 million ammonia production factory on a brownfield site in Jefferson Parish, reports Area Development Online. If the study yields…

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$30M to Finish Guste Homes; New Fire Department Building in Jefferson Parish

$30M to Finish Guste Homes; New Fire Department Building in Jefferson Parish

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Officials recently approved $30 million in state bonds to finalize the redevelopment of the Guste Homes public housing complex in New Orleans’ Central City. According to a report by The Times-Picayune, the third and final stage of Guste Homes, a project of the Housing Authority of…

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Nalco Announces $18.7M Expansion in St. John

Nalco Announces $18.7M Expansion in St. John

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Nalco Inc., a company specializing in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has announced an $18.7 million expansion at its Garyville facility in St. John the Baptist Parish. According to a company press release, the company will add a 300,000-square-foot dry polymer production facility…

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New Orleans Receives $40.1M in FEMA Repair Funds

New Orleans Receives $40.1M in FEMA Repair Funds

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor There is still plenty to rebuild and repair in New Orleans, but FEMA grants have made a huge difference on the Crescent City’s road to recovery. Another $40 million in FEMA funds will go to specific projects in the city, reported The Times-Picayune, further helping to…

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Redeveloping the Broad Street – Washington Avenue Corridor

Redeveloping the Broad Street – Washington Avenue Corridor

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Redevelopment, revitalization, rebuilding are the three big Rs of the Crescent City, and with the many scars left behind by Katrina, it’s no wonder. And areas with thousands upon thousands of lots left blighted and abandoned still offer plenty of opportunities for those willing to rebuild…

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Hornets Bring Investment; Iberville Redevelopment Progresses

Hornets Bring Investment; Iberville Redevelopment Progresses

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The sports industry may soon contribute more to the Crescent City’s economy. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson’s purchase of the New Orleans Hornets seems close to being a done deal. WWL-TV reports that the framework of ownership negotiations has the Hornets tied to the Big…

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$15M Destrehan Clinic Planned; Fourth Daughters of Charity Clinic to Open

$15M Destrehan Clinic Planned; Fourth Daughters of Charity Clinic to Open

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor St. Charles Parish Hospital is seeking the public’s approval on an April 21 ballot for a $15 million loan intended for several projects, including an after-hours and primary-care clinic in Destrehan and further cardiac-care services at the main facility in Luling. According to a report…

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New Orleans Adolescent Hospital to Sell; $35M Overhaul for John McDonough High

New Orleans Adolescent Hospital to Sell; $35M Overhaul for John McDonough High

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans has confirmed plans to buy the dilapidated New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) at 210 State St. in Uptown. The Times-Picayune reports an expected selling price of $35 million that will generate much needed funds for the state’s public hospital…

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South Market Slowly Moves Forward

South Market Slowly Moves Forward

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The New Orleans Industrial Development Board is advancing discussions with developer Domain Cos. regarding possible tax abatements for South Market District, the mixed-use project planned near the Loyola Avenue Streetcar line. Domain is requesting a PILOT (or payment in lieu of taxes) of $114,000 a year…

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