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City Council resumes operation in council chamber after three-month renovation

It hit its target completion date

Reflective windows bounce sunlight off New Orleans City Hall behind a park lined with lampposts on a brick pathway
City Hall’s council chambers underwent its first-ever renovation in December of 2017.
Photo by Vegasjo/Wikimedia Commons.

Today, Gambit reported that City Hall has resumed its meeting at its council chamber this week, after holding council meeting on the West Bank. New Orleans City Council will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the the first-ever renovation on Thursday, March 8, at 9 a.m.

The new updates to the chamber include energy-efficient LED lighting; upgraded electrical, communications, and audio systems; repainted interior; new carpeting and auditorium seating; and an ADA-compliant lectern for speakers.

For the last three months, the Council held its meeting in a building operated by the Orlean Parish School Board located at 3520 General De Gaulle Drive. Renovation at the chamber started last December, and the Council anticipated it to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Since the Perdido Street City Hall opened in 1956, this will be the chamber’s first renovation on record.