Piazza d'Italia development plans narrow to one, website reports

Dec 28, 2015 620

By Danielle Dreilinger

The only plan left standing for the Piazza d'Italia? A double-tower Hard Rock Hotel, Canal Street Beat reports. The city of New Orleans is looking to redevelop several publicly owned parking lots next to the central business district landmark. A committee chose three finalists in September from five preliminary plans, then extended the deadline to Dec. 15 to give them more time to put together proposals. But only Mexico-based ICD Sitra came through.

Along with the hotel, the proposal includes convention rooms, a parking garage, upscale boutiques, a restaurant and space for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. It does not include apartments.

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Source: http://www.nola.com/

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