As one of the oldest and most historic communities in New Orleans, Algiers is a community ripe for continued and significant economic growth. Currently, there are over $1 billion in current and planned Algiers economic development projects with developers and investors advancing initiatives in areas such as education, tourism, recreation, health care, retail, military and home land security.
Algiers represents a tremendous opportunity for significant retail and service industry investment. Geographically, Downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, Plaquemines Parish and the City of Gretna all border Algiers, which accounts for a consumer base of approximately 145,494. As a result, Algiers consistently appeals to such areas for consumer activity, employee resources/manpower and tourism.
Undoubtedly, the future of Algiers is steeped in its historical context, current initiatives and future economic development projects, which will foster job creation and community development for both the community and region-at-large.
General DeGaulle Roads & Drainage Repair | www.dotd.state.la.us
General DeGaulle Drive is undergoing a $22 million drainage overhaul, which includes replacing the current culverts at the General DeGaulle Canal with high concrete box culverts. The project also entails $8 million in road improvements along Algiers’ main corridor.
Algiers Regional Library | www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com
A new, state-of the art building is being constructed to house the Algiers Regional Library. The $7.9 million project is expected to be completed in Summer 2012. The new site will feature an enterprise zone for entrepreneurs, large and small meeting rooms and approximately 40 computers for patrons.
Brechtel Park & Golf Course | www.brechtelpark.us
The 110 acres that constitute Brechtel Park are under construction to provide recreational and educational activities in the form of an EcoPark. A $6.7 million golf course is also planned for the park.
Behrman Sports Complex | www.nola.gov
The Berhman Sports Complex is undergoing two major renovations to position it as a regional sports beacon. A future, $12 million soccer stadium will include seating and three practice fields. In addition, the complex’s football stadium recently underwent field and drainage upgrades to better serve youth throughout Orleans and surrounding parishes.
Arthur Monday Center | www.nola.gov
The multi-purpose Arthur Monday Center will undergo approximately $2.6 million in construction related repairs in 2012.
Cita Dennis Hubbell Library | www.nola.gov
The historic Cita Dennis Hubbell Library is New Orleans’ oldest public library and—a Carnegie library that was built in 1907. Forthcoming renovations to this historical landmark are estimated at $1.2 million. The project is in the bid & award phase.
Cut-Off Center & Bodenger Parks | www.nola.gov
Repairs to the 17,000 sq. ft. Cut Off Center are nearing completion. The $684,000 projected includes repairs the facility’s entrance, administrative offices, an indoor basketball court and multi-purpose room.
Behrman Pool | www.nola.gov
Phase II of repairs to the Behrman pool will include the construction of a new sloped entry pool, expanded deck areas, new pool entry, restrooms and locker rooms. The project is estimated at $1.5 million.
Alice Harte | www.algierscharterschools.org
New construction and renovation for multiple public schools within Algiers, including new construction of Alice Harte, 4300 Berkley, which is slated for completion by 2013.
Federal City | www.nolafederalcity.com
Recognized as the #1 economic development project in Louisiana, Federal City redevelops Algiers’ existing Naval Support Activity into a federal office park for government and non-governmental entities, including retailers, restaurants, education facilities and housing for military personnel. The project will create an immediate 2,000 jobs and 10,000 jobs by 2018 — the project’s end.
The Federal City Location will include 1,000,000+ sq. ft. of office space, 375,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 350,000 sq. ft. of civil and municipal buildings; 150 hotel rooms and 1,4000 dwelling. Federal City is expected to result in $750 million worth of new development. Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North are currently headquartered within Federal City.
Village Aurora Shopping Center
The Village Aurora Shopping Center redevelopment will transform more than 950,000 sq. ft. of existing shopping space for more commercial usability. The new Village Aurora area will include a retail section, enhanced signage as well as better accessibility.
Lakewood Golf Course & Resort | www.lakewoodgolf.com
The luxurious Lakewood Golf Course & Resort is investing $250,000,000 in enhancements for a first-class practice facility, a “state-of-the-art” golf club house, golf villas, retail space, restaurants, a luxurious hotel and condominium space.
Noble Outreach Hotel Development | www.nobleoutreach.com
The multi-functional project will deliver a 124-room Value Place Extended Stay Hotel, Wow Wingery and Café, and office space to the General DeGaulle Corridor. The Noble Outreach project is estimated to create 120 construction jobs and an additional 45 jobs once the project is completed.
Algiers Development District | www.algiersdevelopment.com
Algiers Levee Bike / Hike Path
The Algiers Development District (ADD) completed a study and proposes the development of a 5.6 miles bike path that would extend from the Algiers-Canal Street Ferry to the Chalmette Ferry.
ADD also owns land at General Meyer Avenue and Behrman Place, which can be redeveloped for retail and commercial purposes.