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WWNO News Reports
Wed March 17, 2010
Municipal Auditorium Project Stalls
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Nagin had big plans for the auditorium damaged by Hurricane Katrina. He envisioned a combination of uses for the building, making room for digital media, a culinary academy involving Leah Chase, and other cultural uses.
Here's how he described it last year to supporters gathered at Dooky Chase restaurant:
But Juneau has decided to put those plans on hold. The Inspector General's Office has blasted the project as vague, and in danger of costing well beyond what FEMA would reimburse.
No word from the mayor's office on whether he will proceed with the development plan that could cost as much as $100 million dollars.