The Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority, which oversees the Ernest N Morial Convention Center downtown, agreed to invest $12 million to develop the city’s hospitality industry, according to an official release.
The Greek Revival building Gallier Hall, which overlooks Lafayette Square and is the spot for much of the pomp and circumstance New Orleans Carnival, is undergoing a $5 million renovation. This includes restoring art, furniture, and other objects.
While not scheduled to be complete until spring 2018, units at The Standard, the Morris Adjmi-designed condo development coming to the South Market District, just started popping up on the market. Take a look at renderings of some of the units now.
Launch Pad plans to move to a new facility in February of 2017. Launch Pad is a co-working space that local tech startups can use to help build their organizations and work with like-minded individuals. The current location is at 643 Magazine St.
Luxury hotel company Salamander Hotels & Resorts is converting the former New Orleans Public Service Inc.’s CBD headquarters into the NOPSI Hotel, which they plan to open in Spring 2017. Construction on the hotel is "well underway." Read on for more.
An ambitious plan to redevelop a vacant tract of land around the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center into the city’s "Trade District"—with a large hotel, restaurants, entertainment venues and apartments—has reached a stalemate, The Advocate reports.
Today there’s some news on the many hotels in the works in New Orleans, particularly in the downtown area. Opening in early November, the Joie de Vivre-branded Troubadour hotel at the Rault Center will have a lounge, restaurant, and rooftop bar.
We know you’re all thrilled for the massive Dave & Buster’s coming to Poydras Street, the first Louisiana outpost of the arcade bar chain. The mixed-use development housing the chain seems to be coming along; Canal Street Beat has construction photos.
Construction on the Morris Adjmi-designed condominium development coming to the South Market District has begun, according to a press release from the Domain Companies. The Standard is the fourth building at the growing South Market District. Read on.
After being off the market for a bit, this former Warehouse District commercial property that got a makeover into a sprawling home with a pool is back for sale at a lower price. Built in 1845, the building was completely gutted and renovated in 2014.
Developer Scott Begg and his company Trinion Properties announced in 2014 they were planning to demolish a two-story warehouse in the CBD to make room for an apartment building. The project has new renderings available, reports Canal Street Beat.
This 3,716 square-foot Manhattan-esque penthouse boasts several high-end amenities, including a walk-in wine cellar and "museum finish" walls. The two-story unit has an open, light filled den that leads to a contemporary kitchen. Take a look inside.
The South Market District, the mixed-used development downtown that continues to grow with retail and apartments, is getting something else. NOLA.com reports a Covington-based "kitchen boutique and cooking school" is moving into The Beacon. Read on.
In the works since 2014, the conversion of a warehouse at 822 Howard Avenue into high-end apartments is complete. A press released announced the Motorworks Apartments and Lofts will open this Friday. The CBD building was built in 1916. Take a look.
Lest you thought the legal fight between Two Canal Street Investors and the city was finally over, the ever-litigious losing bidder on the World Trade Center New Orleans lease is contesting a judge’s decision to throw out their lawsuit. Oy.
Construction has finally begun on the long-stalled hi-rise at the corner of Canal and N. Rampart Streets, which now includes plans for a hotel. Initially planned as an apartment building with retail, the development now includes plans for a hotel.
City Council finally approved the hotel in March, and this week the council paved the way for construction to start. Yesterday, City Council voted to override the denial of a demolition permit by the CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission.
A lawsuit filed against World Trade Center has stymied the redevelopment of this long-vacant building, but a judge’s ruling on the matter may finally signal progress. Civil District Court Judge Tiffany Chase dismissed a lawsuit filed against the WTC.
Mark DiSuvero's steel "Stairway to the Stars," part of the Helis Foundation’s Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, got hit by a car today. The sturdy steel sculpture seems OK. The car? Not so much. Read on to see some photos from the scene.
Two landmarks of New Orleans’ "back of town" jazz corridor have been sold to a New Orleans developer. The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation has sold the former Iroquois Theatre and Karnofsky Tailor Shop to developer Joseph Georgusis.
The big thing holding up the redevelopment of the World Trade Center are two lawsuits filed against the winning bidders of the project. But this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law changes that could speed up the litigation. Read on for more.
The latest news in New Orleans' #SpringAndSummerOfSinkholes is that big one on Canal Street is being repaired, along with the buckling tunnel under the street. Bad news to anyone wanting a second annual Sinkhole de Mayo.
Among the many new hotel brands aimed at the millennial traveler (read: young people who are likely to use Airbnb) coming to town, an outpost of Marriott's Moxy brand opened on O'Keefe Avenue in the CBD on Friday. Take a look inside.
This week you can choose from a hot pink Bywater shotgun with one bedroom, a two-bedroom industrial loft in the Lower Garden District, a very, very, very nice Uptown victorian, a French Quarter two-bedroom, or a brand new studio in the CBD.
Not to be outdone by yesterday's Uptown sinkhole, part of Canal Street has collapsed into the tunnel running under the street (which is buckling!). Is this end times? Check out people's Instagram photos of this new sinkhole.
Recalling its 1960s roots, hotelier Michael Valentino says the renovated Canal Street Hotel will have a "cool 60’s midcentury architecture theme." Construction is set to begin now, will take place over 15 months, and have a summer 2017 opening date.
Prince, the pop legend who died yesterday, was honored last night when the Superdome was lit purple. Coincidentally, it rained last night, too. In 2014 the Dome was lit purple when Prince headlined Essence Festival.
Remember the ambitious Trade District development planned for the 47 acres of vacant land on the Mississippi riverfront? A bill that would give the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center tax authority for the district is in the legislature.
The losing bidders of the World Trade Center lease, who have currently filed two lawsuits claiming the city's selection process was unfair, hit an obstacle this week. A state appeals court ruled in favor of the city this week in the ongoing debacle.
A tunnel built in 1966 as part of a planned riverfront expressway downtown, now used by Harrah's Casino for parking and office, is buckling—but don't worry just yet! Out of an "abundance of caution," the city is restricting traffic in the area.
As apartment complexes boasting amenities fill the Warehouse District/CBD area, an older building in the neighborhood is adding retail. An upscale barber shop and a restaurant will fill the once vacant ground-floor space of 925 Common apartments.
After the losing World Trade Center developers filed yet another lawsuit against those involved with selecting developers for the projects, the city of New Orleans is fighting back by attempting to change state law.
The plan to convert an old University of New Orleans building on Canal Street downtown into a pair of Marriott Hotels should be underway soon; the developers have filed renovation permit applications with the city for the "dual-branded" hotel.