State looks again to redevelop Charity Hospital, building unused since Katrina

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NEW ORLEANS — The state of Louisiana is again seeking re-development plans for New Orleans' Charity Hospital — the huge art-deco style building vacant since the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu had sought to transform the building into a new City Hall, but that proposal fell through last year.

That plan would have also moved the city's Civil District Court into Charity, though it was opposed by judges.

The New Orleans Advocate reports ( ) that the latest state solicitation specifically mentions that plan as one possible use for the site. But a spokesman for the Landrieu administration said the city does not currently plan to submit a redevelopment proposal to the state.

Information from: The New Orleans Advocate,

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