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No Raise on Electric Bills for Algiers

Algiers last spike in their electric bill came in 2013 after not seeing a spike in over 20 years. In 2015 Algiers was added to Entergy New Orleans customer service area and the company originally proposed another increase in July to compensate the cost of providing electricity to the west bank. The proposal, which city […]

Gretna Fest 2018 Is More Than Just Music

The Gretna Heritage Festival has been a city tradition for 24 years and was voted Top 20 Events in the Southeast by Southeast Tourism Society.  The 25 city blocks spotlights five stages, food vendors, a parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, music and rides. On Saturday, September 29, 2018, a parade will meander through the 25 […]

Options Are Key to the Evolving Home Market

As the home market evolves, lot “options” become key. Though swamps and bayous are among the signature features of life in southern Louisiana, for a growing base of home-buyers, water may mean they feel they have fewer options. Complicating matters further, Realtor Magazine now estimates that the two big markets in the coming years couldn’t […]

Renovation of Canal Street Ferry Terminal

Revitalization is going on in many major cities throughout the United States, and the Greater New Orleans area is no exception.  Along with the construction of many new home communities and the renovation and rebuilding of homes in the area, the city wants to refurbish the commercial area between Audubon Aquarium and the former World […]

Subdivision to Be Built for Post 9/11 Veterans

The 5.5 acre lot that sits at 1917 Mirabeau Ave. in Gentilly which once housed an apartment complex will no longer sit vacant.  Even though the land is now considered a green space, home to beautiful live oak trees, a unique development will take residence there in the near future. Bastion, a nonprofit organization, and […]

Housing Starts Increased Almost 31% Since 2015

Economic expansion and pent up demand are just a few of the reasons that February reported a significant increase in housing starts for new homes compared to new home starts in February, 2015.  Single-family home starts increased by 7.2% – the highest increase since November, 2007.  New homes being built by builders throughout the United […]

New Construction of Homes in New Orleans’ Suburbs

The New Orleans area is growing fast with new construction of homes throughout all the surrounding suburbs.  If you are a resident of New Orleans or any of the neighboring suburbs such as Belle Chasse, you are familiar with the Cresent City Connection Toll Plaza.  Those who travel U.S. 90 into the city will have […]

Algiers-Canal Street Ferry Keeping Extended Hours

New Orleans has many means of transportation with the Algiers-Canal Street Ferry being one of them.  New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) wants to keep the extended hours that were put in place last October for the ferry. The extended hours which are until 11:45pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s and 9:45pm on Sunday’s will continue […]

Revitalize the Corridor Between New Orleans & Causeway Blvd.

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission wants to revitalize the corridor between New Orleans and Causeway Blvd.  The Louisiana Urban Land Institute (ULI) gathered a panel of land-use experts to come up with the best plan for the corridor.  According to Jerry Bologna, JDECO’s executive director, this plan will be a “town center concept with world-class […]

New, Mixed-Use Development in Irish Channel

An eyesore on Jackson Street that will soon be disappearing is the Sara Mayo Hospital.  Kailas Companies plans to renovate this Irish Channel building into 211 new apartments.  The development will consist of mixed-use apartments and commercial retail on the ground floor. The building has been vacant for years and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who […]

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