Completed Process

Completed – Exhibit Hall Lighting Upgrade

As a part of one of the largest energy-saving initiatives ever undertaken in the gulf coast region, we replaced more than 4,000 light fixtures in our exhibit halls with energy efficient LED lights. the Convention Center awarded $11 million in contracts to small and emerging businesses (SEBs) in the community and participated in Energy Smart, a comprehensive energy efficiency program developed by Entergy and the New Orleans City Council.

COMPLETION DATE: April 18, 2022

Completed – Pedestrian Park

Stepping into the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Pedestrian Park is like walking through an urban oasis with its lush landscape, spacious and safely distanced outdoor seating, and modern art that expresses the essence of New Orleans and Convention Center Boulevard’s rich history on the Mississippi river front.

With a gorgeous greenspace spanning 7.5 acres and filled with beloved Louisiana flora, awe inspiring artwork, and thoughtful and sustainable design in a festive, uniquely New Orleans atmosphere, everyone from Convention Center guests to New Orleans citizens going out for a walk can enjoy.

COMPLETION DATE: August 6, 2021

Completed – Transportation Center

Designed to make getting to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center easier and safer for our guests, our Transportation Center features room for more than 20 buses and shuttles as well as video screens to guide attendees to their hotels at the end of a long day of conventioneering. This was one of the first major transformative projects completed as a part of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Capital Improvement Plan.

COST: $0,000,000

COMPLETION DATE: October 4, 2019

Completed – Convention Center Boulevard

The new Convention Center Boulevard, which began construction in September 2018, was the result of several extensive traffic studies that took into consideration the needs of event attendees, cruise ship passengers, warehouse district residents and businesses, commuters to the CBD and port freight traffic. The final plan was reviewed and approved through the normal city permitting process. The improved boulevard features one lane in each direction with a cobblestone safety strip dividing the two lanes.

COMPLETION DATE: December 27, 2019