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Convention Center Boulevard Reopens

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The entire new roadway of Convention Center Boulevard, from Poydras to Henderson Streets has reopened in time for the new year after Entergy finished the installation of new power poles. Originally, the boulevard was scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic until Tuesday, December 31. The improved boulevard features one lane in each direction with   …Continue Reading


Three Development Teams Selected to Participate in Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Master Development RFP Process

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A select team of senior staff and consultants from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have recommended three highly-qualified development teams for participation in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Request for Proposal (RFP) process, as the Authority moves toward development of a 39-acre mixed-use development project that will complement   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Boulevard to Close Monday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 31

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Traffic Advisory Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to lake-bound Calliope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 31, to accommodate Entergy’s installation of three (3) new power poles. Motorists are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period. Pedestrian access   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority Receives Responses to RFQ for Master Developer

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, received five responses to a Request for Qualifications to identify a Master Developer for its planned mixed-use, upriver development. A nationwide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in September, 2019. The five qualified   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority To Hold Public Meeting On Planned Headquarters Hotel Project

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Authority Obtains Significant Concessions from Hotel Developer to Benefit of City and State The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, October 21st to solicit public comment on its plans to develop a 1,200 room hotel attached to the Convention Center.  The meeting will be held beginning at 6   …Continue Reading


First-Ever Comprehensive Convention Center Transportation Center Opens To Rave Reviews

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center opened its new Transportation Center for buses, shuttles, taxis and ride shares to rave reviews. The Convention Center made a significant investment to improve public safety and convenience of residents, local commuters and event attendees by eliminating shuttles, taxis and ride-shares on the boulevard   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority Issues RFQ for Master Developer of Convention Center District Development Project

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, is soliciting responses from qualified Master Developers to create a Comprehensive Development Plan and Strategy for the approximately 20 acres of the Authority’s overall 47 acre parcel adjacent to the Convention Center in   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Blvd. Traffic Plan for Essence Festival

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The New Orleans Police Department and Louisiana State Police will implement a traffic plan for the upcoming Essence Festival.  Events will be held in the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. starting Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7.  Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected for the event. The following plan will be   …Continue Reading


House Bill 617 Clears Final Hurdle for Building Convention Center Hotel

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With the passage of House Bill 617, officials with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are now poised to move ahead as planned with negotiating a contract to build a new 1,200 room Headquarters Hotel as a centerpiece in the facility’s comprehensive Five Year, $557 million Capital Improvement Plan.  The plan was created   …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – the sixth largest Convention Center in the nation – recently held a “Topping Out” Ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of a $65 million transformation of Convention Center Boulevard, stretching from Poydras Street upriver to Henderson Street. The project, approved in May 2015 by   …Continue Reading


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