Saturday, December 24, 2016

Best practices

Good to see the redevelopment of Charity has such a fine example to follow.
Former Gov. Bobby Jindal sought proposals to redevelop the million-square-foot building late in his administration. Five groups submitted ideas for the site.

But when Gov. John Bel Edwards took office early this year, he restarted the process, with administration officials saying they were hoping to cast a wider net and get additional ideas.

There’s no specific timeline in place for seeking new proposals, Alario said, though getting the buildings cleaned out could help entice developers who might have worried about the cost of such an effort.

“I don’t think there’s any particular rush,” Alario, R-Westwego, said. “I think we’re looking for the best prospect both for the city of New Orleans and for the state of Louisiana.”

He pointed to the process New Orleans used to find a company to redevelop the World Trade Center, which yielded a plan to put a Four Seasons hotel in the building, as a model the state could use as it seeks proposals.
Seeing as how we're a couple of do-overs and a year long lawsuit into WTC still not getting done, that seems like a great model to work with.  Also, does Charity get done first or does Six Flags? 

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