Funds will support critical infrastructure needs for the planned neighborhood and benefit the city overall.
NEW ORLEANS – The budget bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and signed by the President on March 11, includes $8 million for a Gravity Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Project, which will improve the road infrastructure, drainage and sewer system for the planned mixed-use development upriver from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The project is part of the civil work needed to set the stage for the development of the River District Neighborhood Development, on the 37-acre track owned by the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) – the governing body for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“The River District Neighborhood will be transformative for the Convention Center, our neighbors in the Lower Garden District and our city overall. This project will advance the road, drainage and sewer improvements needed for this development to take shape,” said Jerry Reyes, Authority President. “Having support from our state leaders was crucial in this process. We are grateful to Rep. Troy Carter for leading the way in supporting and pursuing this funding.
The final budget included $14 million for two sewer and water management projects in New Orleans, including the $8 million for the New Gravity Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Project. The other project totals $6 million for wastewater and stormwater improvements to be undertaken by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
To learn more about the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, visit – https://mccno.com/. To learn more about the River District Neighborhood Development, visit https://riverdistrictnola.com/.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country, features an award-winning staff, first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation. A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.