“We are going to rebuild this foot of Canal Street,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a press conference last Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015).
City leaders plan to tear down the Canal Street ferry terminal and replace it with a pedestrian landing on a floating barge, which will go a long way towards opening up the riverfront. This is going to be huge for the area, and really help spur more pedestrian traffic on the riverfront.
The Regional Transit Authority secured a $10 million federal grant to finance the project. The new terminal will cost $15 million.
What’s interesting here is that the rendering released by the city included the rendering of the World Trade Center as the Conrad Hilton, a proposed development by the Berger Company that lost the bid to Carpenter & Co., which is redeveloping the site into a Four Seasons. Wonder why they did that??
Either way, its a step in the right direction by the City.