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TP-logoBy Richard A. Webster, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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on April 03, 2014 at 10:50 AM, updated April 03, 2014 at 2:25 PM

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority received bids for every property it put up for sale at a March 29 auction, 136 in total, which are expected to generate $6.4 million in revenue.

The properties included single-family homes, doubles and vacant lots located throughout eastern New Orleans, Holy Cross, Gentilly, the Lower 9th Ward, St. Roch and Lakeview.

File Address Sales Price
6546 BELLAIRE DR 119,000
7532 PRIMROSE DR 41,000
6947 NEPTUNE CT 50,000
11101 WHITESIDE RD 54,000
12501 N LAKE CARMEL DR 56,000
4651 REDWOOD ST 3,500
10115 PRESSBURG ST 6,000
144 28TH ST 100,000
349 -34 TH ST 80,000
4671 PERELLI DR 5,200
12920 ASHLAND DR 7,000
1459 FILMORE AVE 70,000
2725 MENDEZ 3,000

By Keith Spera, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
February 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the future site of its Central City headquarters on Tuesday (Feb. 25). For a crowd of several dozen onlookers, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, the Jazz Orchestra’s founder, and his staff discussed plans to transform the former Gators department store at the corner of Oretha Castle Haley and Martin Luther King boulevards.

As part of Tuesday’s ceremony, Mayfield joined pianist Ellis Marsalis and jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater for an informal performance of the jazz standard “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”

“I whispered a few notes in Mr. Marsalis’ ear, and then I whispered a little bit to Irvin, and we did it,” said Bridgewater.

The brief performance was “the first moment in this space,” Mayfield said.

Plans for the New Orleans Jazz Market, as the headquarters is named, call for a jazz archive, a rehearsal room and a 360-seat performance space. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is expected to stage eight to 10 big band concerts in the space annually. It will also host other performances.

Center For Community Progress
Chelsea A. Allinger | Thursday, February 27, 2014

In January 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans had not only met, but actually exceeded a major goal set back in September 2010: remediating 10,000 of the city’s more than 40,000 blighted properties by the end of 2014.

The City of New Orleans reached the goal in the first half of 2013, well ahead of schedule, according to an independent study by Peter Yaukey, Ph.D., a professor at the University of New Orleans.

It’s a remarkable feat for a city that, prior to this undertaking, lacked direction when it came to blight reduction, as Oliver Wise, director of the city’s Office of Performance and Accountability, described.

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February 25, 2014

Media Contact: Jasmine J. Haralson Director of External Affairs 504.658.4421 jjharalson@nola.gov

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to Auction 140± Properties
City Wide
Selling Absolute to Highest Bidder

The auction is open to the public with no restrictions. Anyone can attend and bid on the properties.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) has partnered with Ameribid, LLC to auction 140± properties on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Registration will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. The auction will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall H, Room 293. Parking is available across the street.

Properties will sell absolute to the highest bidder regardless of price. NO MINIMUM, NO RESERVE. Interested bidders are encouraged to visit http://www.ameribid.com/NORA for property information and pre-registration instructions.

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