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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

International Resilience Center

Welcome!

Welcome to the City of New Orleans Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) website. We hope that your visit is useful, enjoyable, and informative.  The City of New Orleans, as the recognized LRA  for the Naval Support Activity “East Bank” facility has officially transitioned from the role of a planning LRA to the role of an implementing LRA .  This designation has been made by the Office of Economic Adjustment, the Department of Defense’s field organization responsible for supporting state and local governments to respond to major defense program changes.  The LRA’s responsibility has been to follow the guidelines of the Base Realignment and Closure process regarding the Navel Support Activity “East Bank” facility located at 4400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA.

The NSA New Orleans Advisory Task Force is an advisory council, created by Mayoral Executive Order, which has provided management and oversight throughout the planning process and will continue to assist the City as it negotiates the Economic Development Conveyance with the Department of the Navy.  It is anticipated the property will be transferred to the City in 2013.

The approved Base Reuse Plan calls for significant economic development by creating an International Resilience Center that will serve as the nexus of the burgeoning disaster management and resilience industries.   A team of experts in development, planning, construction, and historic renovations has been chosen to lead the re-development of the real estate and will also be responsible for tenancy and management of the facility once complete.

We value your interest in our work and hope that you will find this website helpful. We strive to make sure that our work serves the needs of the local and regional communities in fair and equitable ways. To this end, we have outlined items on this website for government, community, and business interests to fully appreciate and understand the scale of our work. On behalf of the Mayor of the City of New Orleans, Deputy Mayor Cedric S. Grant, the Advisory Task Force, and our staff, thank you for visiting our website.  Please contact us if you have any further questions. 

Mission Statement

Building on the strengths of the City of New Orleans and the NSA site, the NOATF will create a forward thinking, business-minded redevelopment plan that will make use of all available resources; create opportunities for the city as a whole and the immediate neighborhoods in particular; and involve businesses, civic and residential communities. To accomplish this goal will require teamwork, trust, leadership and vision. The result will be a financially feasible, economically viable development that epitomizes the city’s resilience, strength and progression into the 21st Century and beyond."

Redevelopment Timeline
Date Milestone
May 13, 2005 Announcement of closure of the base in Federal Register
May 1, 2006 Creation of NSA New Orleans Advisory Task Force by Mayoral Executive Order
May 23, 2006  Acknowledgment of the City of New Orleans as the Local Redevelopment Authority for Planning by the Department of Defense
August 3, 2007   Outreach to Homeless Service Providers started
October 12, 2007 Base Reuse Planning started
November 17, 2008 Public Planning Meeting
December 15, 2008 Public Planning Meeting
January 12, 2009 Public Planning Meeting
March 17, 2009 Reuse Plan submitted to the Mayor
August 6, 2009 Public Meeting
September 10, 2009 Approval of Homeless Service Provider Submission
September 30, 2009 Reuse Plan submitted to Department of Defense and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for review and approval
January 21, 2011   Reuse Plan approved by HUD
December 6, 2011 Economic Development Conveyance application submitted to the Department of the Navy
February 12, 2012  Acknowledgment of the City of New Orleans as the Local Redevelopment Authority for Implementation by the Department of Defense
March 30, 2012 RFP for Developers released and advertised
September 13, 2012 Developer Team Selected
December 4, 2012 Terms and Conditions of the Conveyance accepted by the Department of the Navy
June 28, 2013 ALTA Survey, Title Work, and Legal Documents for Transfer completed
July 9, 2013 Legal documents prepared and submitted to Navy for review
August 2, 2013 Navy, et. al. review of documents finalized
August 8, 2013 Submit Ordinance for the Property Transfer, Developer Agreement, and Master Lease to City Council for first reading
Sept. 12, 2013 Council Approval of Ordinance Submitted August 8, 2013
Sept. 27, 2013 Property Transferred to the City of New Orleans and Unity of Greater    New Orleans September 27, 2013   Expected transfer of the NSA New Orleans “East Bank” to the City of New Orleans as the recognized LRA

 

 
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Last updated: 4/22/2014 8:44:52 AM

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