Plans are still pretty much nonexistent for the former site of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans East. City Biz reports that the Industrial Development Board (the owners of the land) want to end their contract with the developers, Provident Realty and DAG Development. The developers chucked their plans for an outlet mall after The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk announced a $70M renovation. The current contract calls for a retail development but "there are no discussions, public or private, regarding an alternate plan." The IBD prez says he'd like to axe the contract before the November proposal is due but they're kind of all waiting to see how the Riverwalk plans come along. In the meantime, the old Six Flags location is still a hot spot for filmmakers, urban explorers, and now apparently Entergy, who will post up there with equipment and vehicles if there's a hurricane.
The building permit for the Riverwalk has been issued and doors to the mall are now locked with signs announcing a re-opening in 2014. Although no concrete plans have been released and no tenants formally announced, you may recall that a tipster sent us a very official-looking, top-secret list of stores, which led to an outlet rep quickly informing us that news was not yet confirmed.
· IDB seeks split with Six Flags development team [City Biz; sub. req.]
· All Six Flags site development news [Curbed NOLA]
· Riverwalk Outlet gossip [Curbed NOLA]
· The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk [official site]