NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a Master Developer for the redevelopment of the former Six Flags site in New Orleans East. After more than a decade sitting vacant, the City is moving forward with a call to identify a qualified team that brings the experience, capacity and resources to create a transformative project at a key site for both the New Orleans East community and the city. The first phase of the RFQ opens Dec. 16, 2020, and responses will be accepted until February 9, 2021.
“Closed for Storm” (dir. Jake Williams | 57 mins)
A concise history of the shuttered Jazzland/Six Flags New Orleans theme park, which never reopened after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Archival footage and interviews with people who worked and/or played there.
Outdoor screening: Noon Monday, Nov. 9 on the Lafitte Greenway.
Virtual cinema: Available beginning 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8
Watch the trailer at https://www.closedforstorm.com/.
NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: Friday through Nov. 22
Tickets: $8 to $10 per screening for New Orleans Film Society members ($10 to $15 for nonmembers). Multi-screening passes available.
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October 1, 2020. Department of Public Works’ contractors have completed planned field visits to Lincoln Beach as part of the Site Assessment which began in May 2020 and is scheduled to be completed and available for review in the spring of 2021. The project team is currently assessing the information collected during field work. Continue reading “City of New Orleans: Lincoln Beach Status Update for October 2020”
Department of Public Works’ construction contractors are currently at Lincoln Beach removing debris, clearing overgrown landscaping and repairing structures deemed to be in imminent danger of collapse by licensed engineers.
This work is being done as part of a larger Site Assessment which began in May 2020 and is scheduled to be completed and available for review in the spring of 2021
Access to the Lincoln Beach site is prohibited; however, there is ample evidence of unpermitted and unlawful use of the beach and property behind the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity earthen levee and floodwall on Hayne Blvd.
May 13, 2020
NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell has authorized the launch of a study to explore the feasibility of re-opening Lincoln Beach to recreation, an effort that has the potential to revitalize New Orleans East. The study, which will be completed in 2021, will assess the current conditions of the beach to determine the kind of mitigation activities that would be necessary to clean and return it to public use. Continue reading.