NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A committee put together by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration will meet next week to evaluate proposals to overhaul property surrounding the Central Business District's Piazza d'Italia.
According to our partners at New Orleans CityBusiness, the selection committee includes Landrieu's deputy mayor and chief administrative officer Andy Kopplin, City Planning Commission executive director Bob Rivers, Canal Street Development Corporation executive director Cindy Connick, Ashleigh Gardere, the city's senior advisor for economic opportunity, and Bill Gilchrist, the city's director of place-based planning.
Five groups of developers have plans to transform parking lots surrounding Piazza d'Italia. All of them want to build hotels. Some of them want to incorporate apartments.
The selection committee plans to make its final recommendation on Feb. 23.