Rusted-out rollercoasters and graffiti-bombed buildings continue to be the sole attractions at Six Flags' former site, with future plans unknown, The Advocate reports. Provident Realty and DAG Development scrapped their plans for an upscale outlet mall after The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk announced its $70 million renovation. The Industrial Development Board is under contract with the Six Flags site developers until October. They haven't made any new announcements and their meetings with the city have been top-secret.
Six Flags, submerged after Hurricane Katrina, is currently serving as a set location for "The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." The IDB is also chatting with two other movie studios about leasing space through the end of the year.
Before Six Flags, there was Jazzland. And the Paidia Company, a Baton Rouge-based themed entertainment development group, wants to bring it back. Their proposal also involves a water park and movie studio backlot. Before the city can take a closer look at Paidia's plans, they must end their contract with Provident and DAG.
· Plans Mulled For Dormant Six Flags [The Advocate]
· The Nation's First Downtown Outlet Center [Howard Hughes]
· Jazzland [The Paidia Company]