Kenner has plans for buyout properties

KENNER, La. (AP) - The city of Kenner is poised to move forward with the redevelopment of nearly 100 acres of vacant property near the Louis Armstrong International Airport, thanks to a new agreement with the city of New Orleans.

The Advocate reports the New Orleans City Council will consider a proposal later this month that will allow the bulk approval of the resale of 260 properties purchased by the airport over several decades.

The land, known collectively in Kenner as the "airport buyout properties," was purchased from residents who could no longer handle the noise generated by the busy facility.

Kenner Chief Administrative Officer Mike Quigley said the properties represent a great opportunity for Kenner. The property, purchased under the airport's buyout program, can no longer be used for residential purposes.

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