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Port of New Orleans Progressing on Plans for $1.5B Container Facility

The Port of New Orleans (NOLA) recently approved a contract for program management/program controls services for the development of its hoped-for $1.5 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) container facility in St....


Brad Pitt Foundation Faces Lawsuit Over New Orleans Homes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The forthcoming lawsuit against Pitt's Make It Right foundation will be filed on behalf of some Lower Ninth Ward residents, who attorney Ron Austin told WWL-TV have reported sicknesses, headaches, and infrastructural issues....


New Orleans Culinary, Hospitality School Under Way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two New Orleans restaurateurs and a developer say they have the $32 million in financing needed to turn a failed visual arts center into a nonprofit restaurant and hotel school, and construction has begun....


Where Will Amazon Choose to Build HQ2? Study Has Ideas

One study has zeroed in on what it believes could be the top potential sites for Amazon's new HQ2. In recent research, real estate information firm REIS has revealed the top viable spots for HQ2 based on factors including public transportation, costs of living and business, quality of life, the number of tech employees, tax policies and access to higher education....


Man Arrested After Robbing FBI Construction Site

A New Orleans man was arrested for felony theft Oct. 4 for stealing copper from an FBI construction site at the FBI New Orleans Field Office, The Times-Picayune reported. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Bailey allegedly took copper from the construction site where the FBI is currently building a new visitor center around 6 p.m....


Bourbon Street Construction Will Cost More Than Expected, Officials Say

The construction work already underway on three blocks and planned along an additional five blocks of Bourbon Street was supposed to cost about $6 million, according to original estimates. Now that crews have gotten under the pavement, New Orleans officials think it's probably going to cost more -- though exactly how much more remains to be seen....






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