In other Ochsner news this week, the ever-expanding medical system is one step closer to building a free-standing emergency room at the corner of Canal and S. Carrollton: City Council OK'd the demolition of a furniture store at the proposed site of the ER.
The store Sofas and Chairs at 4116 Canal St. will come down.
The Ochsner project will still need approval from the City Planning Commission and City Council, however.
Will an ER at a busy corner in Mid-City—and not too far away from the University Medical Center—cause too much of a traffic crunch in the area?
• Ochsner plans free-standing emergency rooms; City Council clears Mid-City site [NOLA.com]
• An Emergency Room on Canal and S. Carrollton: Too Busy? [Curbed NOLA]
• Ochsner Gets Jefferson Council OK to Redevelop Dilapidated Jefferson Highway Shopping Center [Curbed NOLA]