Upscale outlet center planned for the Riverwalk

New Orleans, La. - The Howard Hughes Corporation has announced a $70 million redevelopment of the Riverwalk Marketplace into an upscale outlet center: The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.

Planning to invest approximately $70 million into the transformation of the unique retail venue, The Howard Hughes Corporation will expand its footprint by about 50,000 square feet to an approximate total of 250,000 square feet.

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will showcase top national retailers with established outlet stores as well as some local retail, dining and entertainment options.

Construction will begin later in 2012, and the property is expected to reopen in late 2013.