Rendering of proposed linear park at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Plans for the exciting transformation of Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans, which will connect the bustling Warehouse/Arts District with the historic French Quarter in and dramatically transform the guest experience at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, is becoming a reality.
A new linear park will update the urban environment with a tree-lined pedestrian plaza, bike lanes, moving walkways, sleek overhangs, fountains, green walls, water walls, and shaded sitting areas for visitors.
The construction time-line of these exciting improvements include ample added days to work around the schedule of events to minimize any impact. The staff of the Convention Center is working closely with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau to identify which events will occur during construction so that construction can be stopped and started accordingly and any accommodations that may need to be made to are accounted for well in advance.
The Convention Center recently filed plans with the City of New Orleans to begin construction on the $65 million. Plans are pending approval from the Louisiana Department of Transportation after which a construction time-line will be established.
Two key components of the transformation are a multi-modal transportation hub where shuttles will more efficiently move attendees to and from the Center, and improvements to several roads and intersections within the Warehouse District that are the normal shuttle route.
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” As “Louisiana’s Economic Engine,” Convention Center event activity has produced $53.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $3.4 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments. Visit www.mccno.com.