The Development of Federal City, New Orleans

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The Development of Federal City, New Orleans
Currently under construction in the Algiers section of New Orleans, Federal City is a redevelopment of a former United States Navy facility. The 155 acre project on the site of the former Naval Support Activity New Orleans facility broke ground in 2008 and is slated for completion of its final phase in 2023 (Federal City). The mixed use project will be comprised of a combination of retail space, office space, hotel rooms and dwelling units, as well as the relocated national headquarters of the United States Marine Corps. The current plan is that the Marine Corps facility will be certified as United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver and will...
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.....e Federal government and the United States Navy, who admittedly do not have the most stellar of environmental records (think
Vieques
, Puerto Rico, or
Kaho’olawae
in Hawaii) have appeared to find a way to work within rather than on the environment. This large scale partnership between local, state and the federal government could therefore be the model of sustainable large-scale development that all the parties involved have touted (and hoped) it to be.
Works Cited
Department of the Navy. Final Environmental Condition of Property Report for the Naval Support Activity (West Bank), New Orleans, Louisiana. 27. Apr. 2007.
Federal City. “Federal City New Orleans.” Nolafederalcity.com. 1 Mar. 2011 <http://www.nolafederalcity.com/index.html>