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New MSY terminal opens November 6

After years of delays, the beleaguered, $1.3 billion project finally opens with a series of open houses

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Construction projects happening in New Orleans, mapped

Here is a growing map of the some of the most anticipated developments, constructions, and renovations happening throughout the city.

Street closures surrounding the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel remain in effect

The half-built hotel collapsed onto Canal Street on October 12

New MSY hits another construction snag

Officials say the airport is still set to open this fall

How legal hemp could change the game for home builders and farmers in Louisiana

A bill by Rep. Clay Schexnayder would legalize industrial hemp

Why is Arabi one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the U.S.?

New looks at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport’s forthcoming $1 billion terminal

A side-by-side comparison of the terminal renderings and IRL progress

A look inside Arabi’s brand-new neighborhood, The Heights

Nineteen homes have been built, and 47 more are coming

Check out this North Terminal project time-lapse video

The Mayor’s Office released this time-lapse video, showing the most current progress of the North Terminal, which broke ground in early 2016.

The 7th Ward’s Hunter’s Field playground will get new clubhouse, renovations

The NORDC-operated clubhouse, which will be located at 1601 North Claiborne Avenue, will measure at 3,500 square feet.

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New Orleans riverfront developments, mapped

By 2020, New Orleans can have one of the largest continuous public riverfronts in the nation, measuring over 4.5 miles.

Street encircling NOMA will be partially closed for over a year

Starting this August, the New Orleans Museum of Art said it will renovate its basement damaged by Hurricane Katrina and Issac. The project, which will cost will $8.4 million, will take over one year to complete.

NORTA will temporarily keep Two Canal Street lanes open during City Park Avenue transit construction

Yesterday, NORTA announced that two river-bound Canal Street lanes crossing City Park Avenue will remain open until the end of August.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Cemeteries Transit Center

Starting Monday, July 31, New Orleans’s Regional Transit Authority, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration, will oversee the development of the new Cemeteries Transit Center.

Check out this first look at the Baker’s Row Marigny condominiums

This developer has made progress turning the old Hubig’s pie factory into an eight-unit development.

The Standard condominium in the CBD just topped out

Yesterday, The Domain Companies announced that its 15-story mixed-used development topped out in its construction phase. Domain has scheduled the Standard’s completion date for spring of 2018.

St. Stephen Church to undergo $6.2M renovation

On Wednesday, June 7, the St. Stephen Church, located on 1025 Napoleon Avenue, held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate its anticipated $6.2 million renovation.

New multi-use development planned for Uptown Neighborhood

A new multi-use development is set for the East Riverside Neighborhood on 3987 Tchpoupitoulas Street. According to Canal Street Beat, the developers purchased the property in January of 2017 for $137,000.

East Carrollton’s Nix Library reopens after much needed renovation

Earlier this week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a ribbon cutting ceremonial, celebrating the renovation of the Nix Library branch located on South Carrollton Avenue.

City breaks ground on 7th Ward Nora Navra library

Last year, the City of New Orleans made plans to rebuild a 7th Ward library lost to Hurricane Katrina.

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority to invest $12 million in culinary and hospitality institute

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.

New Orleans inches progress on $4.3 million St. Charles Avenue Repaving Project

Today, Boh Bros. Construction, LLC, will repave St. Charles Avenue from St. Mary Street to Erato Street. The construction will close eastbound lanes from St. Mary Street to Erato Street and westbound lanes from Polymnia Street to Second Street.

Sazerac Company’s CBD beverage museum breaks ground

The New Orleans Central Business District is getting a new museum based that will showcase beverages native to New Orleans.

The Lafitte Greenway’s fitness park opens next week

Free-to-use exercising equipment will be available soon

The Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness park breaks ground, completed next week

After nearly a month, the What You Give Will Grow FitLot Fitness Park is nearly complete after months of fundraising. According to FitLot, Landis Construction Company completed the base of this past week.

What to expect in the Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park

From square footage to the designers, everything you need to know about the new Louisiana Children’s Museum

A closer look at the St. Claude Robert Fresh Market

On Wednesday, January 25, Robért Fresh Market announced its plans for its 26,000 square foot full-service grocery store, and a 15,000 square foot retail parcel, which will both service the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods.

Construction for St. Claude Robérts Fresh Market to start this week

After years of planning, A Robért Fresh Market is expected to open in the Marigny within the next few months, and serve as a much-needed fresh food hub.

Louisiana Children Museum to start construction at City Park location

Today, the Louisiana Children’s Museum announced that they have completed their goal of $45.5 million, and plan to initiate the construction phase of the New Louisiana Children Museum located at City Park.

Louis Armstrong Airport makes progress on north terminal gate expansion 

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced that the New Orleans International Airport will undergo a five gate expansion in its north terminal, increasing its gates from 30 to 35.

Construction for Lafitte Greenway FitLot is underway

Construction workers broke ground on the new FitLot project that will be built on the Lafitte Greenway.

New Orleans Children’s Hospital breaks ground on $225 million campus expansion

On Wednesday, January 11, The New Orleans Children’s Hospital began phase one of its expansion and property renovation.

City Park breaks ground on new Marconi path

Nearly six years after its initial discussion, construction workers are breaking ground on the Marconi bike/walk path.

Update: City progresses on Jackson Avenue infrastructure upgrades, road closures begin

Last April, the City of New Orleans announced that Jackson Avenue will undergo a repaving project, which would replace aging asphalt, reduce car lanes to one each direction, and add a bike lane.

Mayor highlights NOLA’s 2016 Infrastructure accomplishments

On Monday, December 21, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted some of the city’s infrastructure accomplishments in 2016.

NOLA to get new CBD beverage museum

The Sazerac Company recently purchased two buildings on the corner of Canal and Magazine streets, with plans to convert them into a visitor attraction and a New Orleans-centric beverage museum.

St. Charles to get new condominium

Developers are breaking ground on a new 67 unit condominium located on 731 St. Charles Avenue on November 29.

New VA Medical Center officially opens Friday

On Friday, November 18, a ribbon cutting celebration will be held at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System’s new VA Medical Center on 2400 Canal Street.

New Orleans expected to undergo 127 road projects by 2018

New Orleans is expected to complete $2.4 billion in repairs over the next eight years, according to the City.