Quantcast
Apr 202017
 

A rendering of the former Times Picayune Annex warehouse project (Albert Architecture via NORF).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A mostly-blighted property off the Lafitte Greenway is undergoing major development this year thanks to a warehouse restoration project.

The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund (NORF) officially broke ground on restoring the former Times Picayune Annex warehouse on 2720 St. Louis St Wednesday. The $4 million project will restore the warehouse to a mix of offices, retail and possibly eateries fronting the Greenway with a hopeful completion date of early 2018. Continue reading »

Apr 202017
 

Sponsored bybroad-theater-logo

We here at The Broad Theater believe that choice is essential. With four screens available, we want to make sure that every week you have the ability to choose the movie that suits your mood. With this week’s new selections, we offer you three films that are truly unique and independent.

COLOSSAL is a Kaiju (ed note: Japanese for “strange beast”) movie starring Anne Hathaway. We honestly thought we’d never write a sentence like that, but here we are. Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

A representation of some persons crime around the First District over the last week (via CrimeMapping.com)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

New Orleans Police Department’s First District hasn’t responded to any armed robberies over the past two weeks, though persons crime has almost double over the last four weeks.

First District reported 34 incidents of persons crime – which involves homicides, armed robberies and assaults – over the last four weeks. There were only 17 persons crimes total over the previous four weeks, First District Commander Hans Ganthier said. Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

Join the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission this Saturday for a bout of fun, fitness and live entertainment.

The Give and Live Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. The event – which falls on Global Youth Service Day – is meant to celebrate and mobilize young people who seek to change communities through service. Continue reading »

Apr 182017
 

A still from “Death of Louis XIV” (Via the New Orleans Film Society).

C’est la vie… at least for a week in New Orleans.

The 20th annual French Film Festival kickstarts Friday with 14 new feature length films, including Frantz, Personal Shopper and My Life as a Zucchini. One lucky filmmaker will also be awarded a $32,500 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant; the grant recipient will screen the film created with this funding at the 2018 French Film Festival. Continue reading »

Apr 182017
 

Developers are hoping to build an affordable senior housing complex at 1950 St. Bernard Ave.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A new overlay district proposal increases building height along the St. Bernard Avenue corridor to four stories, and developers are hoping to use that new district for an affordable senior housing complex.

The proposal – which City Planning staff have molded for a month – must first be approved by the City Council before any construction can start.

The City Planning Commission approved a modified request from Liberty Bank and Trust Company establish the St. Bernard Overlay District, which increases allotted building height to four stories or 55 feet. Continue reading »

Apr 172017
 

Plans for the new Columbia Parc Elementary school in the St. Bernard Neighborhood (via Waggonner & Ball Architects).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A planned St. Bernard neighborhood school gained city approval last week, effectively closing the “cradle to college” education loop in the Columbia Parc development.

The New Orleans City Planning Commissions approved an institutional master plan for Columbia Parc Elementary last week, part of the larger Columbia Parc development on the former St. Bernard housing project land. Columbia Parc includes 685 apartments and townhomes available to all income-levels, including a senior living facility and a nationally-recognized early learning facility called Educare. Continue reading »