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The gargantuan Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a step closer to its expansion and development dreams after legislation passed this week. The bill would allow the convention center to issue bonds to raise up to $142 million for private development, The Times-Pic reports. In what could be an entire tourist/conventioneer mini-city, the vision plan includes a five-acre riverfront "festival park" built on wharves; a hotel, condos, and retail space; a landscaped "linear park" along Convention Center Boulevard, and a people mover, too.
· House committee signs off on New Orleans Convention Center expansion [NOLA.com]
· Convention Center vision plan [official site]