News for February 2017

Top Construction Projects: 9. 2 Canal St. Redevelopment

Top Construction Projects: 9. 2 Canal St. Redevelopment

February 23, 2017 Latest News

By: Garry Boulard, Contributing Writer - CityBusiness Project description: Redevelopment of the 33-story former World Trade Center into a 350-room Four Seasons hotel and 76 hotel-serviced condos Project cost: $360 million Start dat… Read More »

More Passengers than Ever Before at Armstrong International

More Passengers than Ever Before at Armstrong International

February 17, 2017 Latest News

Courtesy of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Record-breaking 11.1 million passengers in 2016 (New Orleans, LA) – The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has set a new all-time record for total passeng… Read More »

Appeals court upholds dismissal of World Trade Center suit in New Orleans, but legal fight

Appeals court upholds dismissal of World Trade Center suit in New Orleans, but legal fight

February 15, 2017 Latest News

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | THEADVOCATE.COM The man whose lawsuit has blocked redevelopment of the old World Trade Center building in New Orleans was dealt another setback Wednesday when an appellate court ruled against him. The state 4th Circuit Cou… Read More »

3 groups spar over right to redevelop Six Flags property; public board unimpressed

3 groups spar over right to redevelop Six Flags property; public board unimpressed

February 14, 2017 Latest News

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS, theadvocate.com Three different developers presented offers Tuesday to buy the dilapidated Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans East, but the public board that manages the land did not seem to take the impromptu auction all… Read More »

Southwest Airlines adding nonstop flights from New Orleans to Raleigh-Durham, Columbus

Southwest Airlines adding nonstop flights from New Orleans to Raleigh-Durham, Columbus

February 10, 2017 Latest News

By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Southwest Airlines is adding two new nonstop flights from New Orleans to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The new flights start in April. Dan Landson, a Southwest Airline… Read More »

Sister ship to the Steamboat Natchez arrives in New Orleans, receives name

Sister ship to the Steamboat Natchez arrives in New Orleans, receives name

February 10, 2017 Latest News

By: Lance Traweek, Managing Editor CityBusiness The Steamboat Natchez’s sister boat has arrived in New Orleans and has been officially named. The stern wheeler, named “City of New Orleans,” docked in New Orleans on Wednesday a… Read More »

Convention Center purchases former Louisiana ArtWorks building, forms partnership to build new culinary school

Convention Center purchases former Louisiana ArtWorks building, forms partnership to build new culinary school

February 7, 2017 Latest News

By: Andrew Valenti, Reporter New Orleans CityBusiness The board of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has acquired the former Louisiana ArtWorks building in the Warehouse District and entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with an organ… Read More »

French Quarter Safety and Improvement Strategy

French Quarter Safety and Improvement Strategy

February 1, 2017 Key Issues

 $40 million New Orleans public safety plan calls for new cameras, pedestrian Bourbon Street  New Orleans $40 million security plan  Landrieu security plan calls for $3.8M in annual expenses  … Read More »

Louisiana lieutenant governor in France to promote tourism

Louisiana lieutenant governor in France to promote tourism

February 1, 2017 Latest News

By:  The Associated Press via CityBusiness  Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is leading a delegation to France to promote international travel in a country with strong ties to Louisiana. Nungesser’s office announced the trip T… Read More »

1