Downtown Development District

Thomas Perumean
August 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
Monday's mini deluge dumped between three and five inches of water in a two hour period, according to WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. Sewerage and Water Board says storms that drop more than in inch an hour can outpace the capacity of their system. Streetflooding in the CBD not only...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 10:37 am
The Sewerage and Water Board is asking downtown property owners to pay an increased millage to improve drainage. They may encounter some skepticism at a meeting this evening. The water system's proposed Infrastructure & Funding Plan would include a millage increase on property owners in the...
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David Blake
July 23, 2019 - 1:46 pm
We all know that it floods in New Orleans and plenty of areas get high water all the time, but recent rains have caused flooding in parts of downtown New Orleans that usually remain dry. Water has crept into shops, restaurants, and hotels. Long-time inhabitants are stumped. Kurt Weigle is president...
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Don Ames
April 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
Condominium and apartment construction has been booming in New Orleans' Central Business District...testament to the fact that more and more people want to live in the area. But, if New Orleans is to keep up with the growing demand for downtown living, it's going to have to deal with an increased...
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David Blake
February 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
DDD's Kurt Weigle talks downtown development The Downtown Development District says New Orleans' downtown area is booming. Last year, permits were issued for over a half a billion dollars for downtown projects. DDD President Kurt Weigle says this includes hotels, condos, office space and that means...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2018 - 10:50 pm
The Downtown Development District says it is time New Orleans re-did its street parking, freight, and passenger zones, and it's asking for your input today. Listen to the DDD's Kurt Weigle by clicking play below... Kurt Weigle on DDD parking survey.mp3 Despite all the changes in downtown New...
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