Canal Street Beat dropped by the construction sites of two major projects in two parts of town, and reports that construction is progressing. Photos show construction underway at the Warehouse District hotel site and the Jefferson hospital expansion.
... That is if a $17.8 million federal grant Jefferson Parish, along with the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Ochsner Health System, has applied for is awarded. The proposed expenditures focus on public transportation.
In February, Ochsner Medical Center sought a zoning change to build a rehabilitation hospital at the site of a mostly abandoned shopping center on Jefferson Highway in Metairie. Now it's official: Jefferson Parish Council OK'd the change today.