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Howard Hughes, Others Pursue Mall Redevelopments in New Orleans

Howard Hughes, Others Pursue Mall Redevelopments in New Orleans

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor The Howard Hughes Corp. will be investing $70 million in redeveloping the Riverwalk Marketplace into an upscale outlet center, rebranding it The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Project plans call for increasing the property by 25 percent, to approximately 250,000 square feet, by late 2013. But…

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Louisiana Housing Corp. Opens 224-Unit Senior Living Center

Louisiana Housing Corp. Opens 224-Unit Senior Living Center

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor New Orleans’ newest seniors housing community, the 224-unit Village de Jardin targeting residents 55 and older, has announced an opening date of Aug. 14, reported New Orleans CityBusiness. Located at 8801 Lake Forest Blvd. in eastern New Orleans, the senior living community has been developed…

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Luxury Apartments to Rise in Marigny

Luxury Apartments to Rise in Marigny

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor New Orleans is reaching for new residential heights. Or at least some of its developers are–like Sean Cummings. The notorious Crescent City developer recently presented plans for a 74-foot-tall apartment building before the New Orleans City Planning Commission and received approval to bring his plans…

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Fresh Market Coming to New Orleans; Medical Clinic for Lower Ninth

Fresh Market Coming to New Orleans; Medical Clinic for Lower Ninth

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor First Costco and Wal-Mart announced plans to come to New Orleans. Now another chain store has announced plans for the Crescent City. The difference, however, is that The Fresh Market already has a three-store presence in New Orleans, with  the fourth one scheduled to open…

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$13.4M Wal-Mart to Replace Former Gentilly Woods Mall

$13.4M Wal-Mart to Replace Former Gentilly Woods Mall

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Looks like New Orleans’ shortage of retail options will soon be remediated, as national retailer Wal-Mart has closed on a deal to acquire the shuttered Gentilly Woods Shopping Center from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), The Times Picayune reported. Wal-Mart and NORA have been…

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Former NOCCA Building to Become Luxury Condo Property

Former NOCCA Building to Become Luxury Condo Property

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Plans to convert the former New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) building into a luxury multifamily project has been unanimously approved by the New Orleans City Council, reported The Time-Picayune. Developer Jim MacPhaille purchased the former school in April 2011 from the Orleans Parish…

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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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