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$60 M Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project Almost Completed

$60 M Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project Almost Completed

The nationwide trend of downtown apartment living has not eluded The Big Easy. New Orleans’ downtown population is currently around the 5,000 mark – double what it was five years ago.…

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60-Unit Supportive Housing Project Wins SEED Award

60-Unit Supportive Housing Project Wins SEED Award

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) announced the Rosa F. Keller Building, launched earlier this year, has been awarded a 2013 Social Economic Environmental Design Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design.…

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NORA Breaks Ground on Mixed-Income Housing

NORA Breaks Ground on Mixed-Income Housing

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), in partnership with UNITY of Greater New Orleans, has announced the groundbreaking for a mixed-income permanent supportive housing development in Central City.…

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Eastern New Orleans to Get Walmart

Eastern New Orleans to Get Walmart

The New Orleans City Council has given its approval for national retail chain Walmart to build a store in eastern New Orleans…

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Southern Hotel Closer to Redevelopment

Southern Hotel Closer to Redevelopment

The Covington Historical District Commission recently approved the Wards’ plans for redeveloping the 105-year-old Southern Hotel.…

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Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville Completes Conversion

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville Completes Conversion

The multimillion-dollar conversion of the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville is now complete.…

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Ascend Hotel Collection Continues Expansion

Ascend Hotel Collection Continues Expansion

The Ascend Hotel Collection, the international network of historic, boutique and unique upscale hotels offering an authentic, local experience, with upscale amenities and services, continues to expand.…

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$70M Luxury Development Green-Lit by City Council

$70M Luxury Development Green-Lit by City Council

Following almost a year of negotiations and hammering out of details, the New Orleans city council has given its final approval to the development of 1031 Canal St., a 240-unit luxury mixed-use project.…

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FelCor Sheds Two Properties for $70M

FelCor Sheds Two Properties for $70M

FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell two properties for the combined price of $70 million…

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Stirling Properties Takes Over Summit Freamux

Stirling Properties Takes Over Summit Freamux

The long-delayed Summit Freamaux retail project in Slidell might finally be moving toward actual development…

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Ian Somerhalder Tries to Save Land Slated for Industrial Development

Ian Somerhalder Tries to Save Land Slated for Industrial Development

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor A tract of land along Bayou Lacombe, below Interstate 12 in Lacombe, La., could be making entertainment headlines, as actor and philanthropist Ian Somerhalder will be making a last effort to acquire the land for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation’s ISF Sanctuary. According to a report…

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South Market PILOT Approved

South Market PILOT Approved

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor South Market District, one of the most ambitious private-sector projects since Hurricane Katrina, took a major step forward last week. The Industrial Development Board (IDB) of New Orleans gave its unanimous, albeit preliminary, approval for a payment in lieu of taxes financing package for the first…

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