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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Campanella Assesses Bywater's Gentrification

Gentrification: a welcome concept to some; a fighting word to others. And because one of New Orleans' neighborhoods, the Bywater,  is undergoing this change, it should come as no surprise that the cultural shift received some attention in an article posted on New Geography.com.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin asks the author, Tulane professsor Richard Campanella, for a definition of that most controversial word.

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Supermarkets
5:33 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

New Life Planned for Abandoned Supermarket

Plans to redevelop a long-abandoned New Orleans supermarket will include help from the city.

Thursday's announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office says major funding for the project will come from the New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative, which is funded by federal block grants and the nonprofit Hope Enterprise Corporation.

The 60,000 square-foot property on Broad Street in New Orleans' Mid City neighborhood was once a Schwegmann's supermarket. Whole Foods Market said this week it will open a store there as part of a larger redevelopment project.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Another Great Idea for an App

Simon Marthinsen, Peter Ricchuiti and Neel Sus.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

With literally a billion apps available, how's your idea going to do?

New Orleans app builder Neel Sus from Touch Studios hears a lot of ideas for phone and tablet apps — is there one more great one out there? Simon Marthinsen's start-up Plebu is taking on the other great 21st century every-man tech challenge — build yourself a better website.

All on this week's Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.

Slidell Development
6:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Construction to Begin on Fremaux Town Center

Construction is expected to begin in March on the Fremaux Town Center in Slidell.

On Tuesday, Covington-based Stirling Properties and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc. announced a joint venture to open the first round of stores by spring 2014.

Developers say the plan is to focus on 80 acres of retail space with a long-term vision of one day adding office, residential or hotel components on the whole 400-acre site.

Latest News
2:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Tangipahoa Panel Calls for District Elimination

The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted unanimously to take whatever steps are necessary to dissolve the Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development District, which has not been fully functional or met in the past several years.

The Advocate reports the council passed a resolution Monday requesting that the parish's legislative delegation petition the Legislature to dissolve the board after learning in a letter from attorney Cliff Speed that because the board was created by the Legislature only that body could cause its elimination.

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World Trade Center
11:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Empty WTC Tower Sits on Prime Site

The city of New Orleans is seeking developers to revive the property where an empty office tower sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. And officials are being careful not to limit the ways in which the valuable real estate can be used.

The 33-story World Trade Center building could be torn down or renovated.

Latest News
10:52 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Work on New Terrebonne Complex to Begin in 2013

Construction on a new complex in Gray, La. that will house assorted Terrebonne government offices is scheduled to start sometime in 2013.

The Courier reports the complex would be home to a new juvenile detention center, emergency operations center and a Public Works yard that would supplement the yard on Grand Caillou Road.

The Public Facility Campus would cost about $15 million.

Parish government has already paid $1.9 million for the 30-acre site, money that came out of the general fund.

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Latest News
2:07 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

City to Seek Proposals for WTC Building

In an attempt to put of the city's most valuable pieces of real estate back into commerce, New Orleans officials are preparing to solicit proposals for redeveloping the World Trade Center site at the foot of Canal Street.

The Times-Picayune reports the proposals can call for either demolishing or renovating the vacant office tower.

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Development
2:17 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

$8M Expansion Under Way at Shopping Center

Three new businesses are setting up shop at Westside North Shopping Center in Gretna, which has been undergoing an $8 million expansion made possible by the city's acquisition of a street for the project.

The Times-Picayune reports Cavender's, a western wear store, Auto Zone and Planet Fitness will join other stores at shopping center, which splits the West Bank Expressway and is the city's big economic engine.

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Features
9:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Discovery of Human Remains Delays Iberville Redevelopment

Charmaine Williams goes for a walk with her grandchildren and daughter in the Iberville public housing development. Archaeologists have confirmed that part of the housing complex sits on an old cemetery, likely once part of St. Louis No. 1.
Scott Threlkeld The Advocate

The Housing Authority of New Orleans received a Federal grant last year to redevelop the Iberville Housing Development, the city’s last traditional public housing complex, on the edge of the French Quarter. The plan was to keep about a third of the buildings, demolish the rest, and build new, mixed-income housing.

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