Dec 022013

Tulane University has unveiled new plans for a campus focusing on coastal science on the riverfront property now occupied by Mardi Gras World; small local vendors are thriving at the weekly LaSalle market; a 146-year-old synagogue on Jackson Avenue in the Irish Channel is slated for redevelopment as luxury apartments, and an illegal parking space on Octavia Street has been removed, according to recent development reports.

The Tulane University Riverfront Campus for Applied Coastal Sciences and Engineering will replace previous plans for the university’s Riversphere project just upriver from the Crescent City Connection, reports Amy Wold of The Advocate. Mardi Gras World will be given time to relocate, and construction is expected to begin next year, The Advocate reports.

Local food and retail vendors are getting the chance to test their offerings with the public every weekend in the bright yellow pods of The Market on LaSalle in Central City, reports Nina Feldman of WWNO radio. The pods themselves are a stand-in for a commercial market building designed by Tulane Urbanbuild for Harmony Neighborhood Development, WWNO reports.

The former Gates of Prayer synagogue at 709 Jackson Avenue is slated for redevelopment into a luxury apartment complex of 12 units, according to a CityBusiness report (via the GNO Real Estate News blog). The Gates of Prayer congregation build the synagogue in 1867 and is now located in Metairie, the report states.

Finally, a front-yard parking spot in the 800 block of Octavia Street deemed illegal in 2009 has been replaced by sod after the city threatened liens as the owner was trying to sell the home, according to Karen Gadbois of The Lens.

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  • TraveLAr

    That Advocate article is confusing. I don’t know if they are talking about some parcel of land which is on the downtown side of the bridge, as that is actually to the north because of the river bend.

    “The Tulane University Riverfront Campus for Applied Coastal Sciences and Engineering will be located on the east bank, just north of the Crescent City Connection…”