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NORA News

Contest Seeking Solutions for Vacant Lots Has a Tuesday Deadline

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on July 14, 2014 People with ideas for putting use to vacant lots around New Orleans have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday (July 15) to apply for a competition…

NolaVie “Lots of Progress Means Lots of Progress!

July 10, 2014 Lots of Progress Means Lots of Progress! By Sharon Litwin Sure it’s a play on words, but these lots really are just that: vacant land lots scattered across New Orleans. And they are available to any and…

MIT School of Architecture-Bringing Fresh Fare to an Urban Food Desert

SA+P ‘Spin-Off’ Creates Community Food Hub in New Orleans In February, a 60,000-square-foot grocery in New Orleans’ Broad Street neighborhood, vacant since Hurricane Katrina, reopened its doors as a mixed-use community ‘fresh food hub’ including fresh and affordable groceries, commercial…

Developers Near End Stages of O.C. Haley Overhaul

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter June 25, 2014 New Orleans City Business Once considered the largest piece of blighted real estate on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, the former Myrtle Banks Elementary School site is now in the final stages…

Former School Being Renovated Into Grocery Store

By Jaquetta White June 23, 2014 Five years ago, as he drove down Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Michael Grote saw a building that was “rotten and falling in on itself.” Fire had caused the roof on the abandoned structure…

O.C. Haley Renaissance Continues with Future Opening of Jack & Jake’s

By Richard A. Webster, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune June 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM, updated June 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM Six years after being ravaged by a four-alarm fire and 12 years after being abandoned…