Gensler and New Orleans-based architecture firm Manning have been selected as the design team to create a Master Plan for a new residential and mixed-use neighborhood on the Mississippi River called The River District.
The River District will includes new mixed-use residential and commercial spaces that link the Waterhouse and Lower Garden Districts with the Riverfront and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The neighborhood will include apartments, including affordable and workforce housing, retail space, restaurants, and other amenities. Entertainment components, such as a music venue, movie theater, and a potential site for a new Civil Rights Museum will also be included.
The project will be developed on land owned by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The River District team of Gensler and Manning was selected by the Convention Center governing board through a public bid process.
Predevelopment work is expected to take up to 18 months.