Check Out The Three Final Convention Center Master Plans

by • April 22, 2020 • NewsComments (0)2482

Last September, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center released an RFQ for master developers interested in redeveloping a twenty acre tract of land on the riverfront next to the Convention Center.

The project called for the redevelopment of the site into a mixed-use entertainment district, which would sit directly adjacent to the newly proposed 1,200-room, $557 million Omni Hotel. In October, the Convention Center released the five proposals, and then narrowed it down to three. Now, all three proposals have been released.

The Domain Companies Group – Seaport New Orleans

New Orleans-based Domain Companies are the developers of the $500 million South Market District in New Orleans, along with a host of projects in New York, Salt Lake, and around the country. 

Their proposed Seaport New Orleans will include 845 residential units, including 30% of them as affordable, a 200-room boutique hotel, and a variety of entertainment and retail components, including:

  • An 80,000 square-foot live performance venue in partnership with Live Nation.
  • A 10-screen Alamo Movie Theater with a rooftop screen and beer garden.
  • A new 41,000 square foot brewery, tap room and restaurant, including a roof top venue, for Urban South Brewery.
  • A 15,000 square foot Painted Pin bowling alley.
  • A 5,000 square foot My House Events event venue.
  • A commissary kitchen.
  • Co-working office space run by The Shop.
  • A 15,000 square foot Rouses grocery store and a 10,000 square foot pharmacy.
  • A 15,000 square foot childcare center run by Kaleidoscope.
  • A 10,000 square foot fitness center.

The Woodward, Levanthal and Carpenter & Co. Group – Muse Landing

The Woodward, Levanthal and Carpenter & Co. consortium are proposing Muse Landing, with more than 3 million square feet in 14 buildings, 3,000 residential units 800,000 square feet of office space, and various entertainment options.

Their group also includes Bill Gates’ investment firm Cascade, Gayle Benson, and ASM Global/AEG Entertainment.

The proposal also includes an 80,000 square foot music venue, a 12,000 square foot restaurant, and a grand public space called Water Square Park.

Lauricella Land, Cypress Equities, JCH Properties Group – The River District

In addition to Lauricella Land, the group includes national firm Cypress Equities, and local developer Tara Hernandez of JCH Properties. They have proposed The River District.

The River District includes 1,100 new residential units, of which 450 would be “workforce” or affordable. Their proposal includes:

  • Creation of Flex Hall, a tech-oriented flex space that can be used for Convention Center overflow or venue space.
  • An outdoor plaza for entertainment.
  • Outdoor park Batture Square.
  • A boutique hotel and an apartment hotel.
  • Community retail.
  • The Rustic, Painted Pin, rock-climbing, sports-themed venues, and a Community Pavilion.
  • A corporate tech office campus.

The Convention Center is also planning a $79 million linear park along Convention Center Blvd.

Rendering via The River District consortium
Rendering via The River District consortium
Rendering via The Domain Companies
Rendering via The Domain Companies
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