Roughly a year ago, there was a rumor on the internet about a developer proposing a beach on the Algiers Point riverfront. After the video of the proposal was quickly removed, the lead developer, Gulfwater Properties LLC, didn’t announce any additional details.
Just yesterday, Gulfwater Properties LLC re-announced its plans to build a beach near the Algiers Point Ferry Terminal.
Dubbed NOLA City Beach, the venue would sit on an elevated platform (sorry, no swimming in the Mississippi), housing a pool, lounge area, a two-story multi-use building, and festival ground.
The Gulfwater properties plans for the beach to service locals and tourists from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on the weekends. The developer also plans for a parking lot that can accommodate at least 110 cars. Canal Street Beat reports that admission to NOLA City Beach pool would be $15.
While there are no details on the cost of the project, or who would be contracted to build it, the developer did secure a 99-year lease for the property near the ferry terminal.
Just yesterday, the City of New Orleans announced the possibility of expanding public access along the Governor Nicholls and Esplanade Avenue wharfs, near Crescent Park.
- A beach on Algiers Point? Developer plans a West Bank getaway [Nola.com]
- New Beach And Music Venue Overlooking Mississippi River Planned For Algiers Point [Canal Street Beat]
- A Developer Wants to Build a Beach in Algiers Point [Curbed NOLA]
- City of New Orleans and Port of New Orleans discuss expanding riverfront public access [Curbed NOLA]