Five teams present ideas to redevelop old Charity Hospital in New Orleans

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Five teams present ideas to redevelop old Charity Hospital in New Orleans

The government of New Orleans has received five responses to its call for "creative and innovative redevelopment ideas" to redevelop the old Charity Hospital building.

The five teams that have submitted responses are the following:

  • University of North Carolina School of Government;
  • Matthews Southwest;
  • HRI Properties;
  • CHR Partners LLC; and
  • Healing Minds NOLA.

Two of the respondent parties have shared their ideas. HRI Properties would redevelop the building into a mixed-use facility including medical offices, research space, retail, restaurants, apartments, a day care center and a playground, while Healing Minds NOLA would redevelop the building to include a clinical and mental health research center, a long-term psychiatric and substance abuse in-patient facility, low-income housing and holistic healing programs at the site.

A market study carried out by Jacobs Engineering Group identified government, biomedicine, housing or a mix thereof as possible uses for the old building.

The government will decide whether to sell the property or carry out the project through a public private partnership (PPP) endeavor.

The state issued a request for ideas to redevelop the building in April along with four other properties: a 15,600 ft² office building, a 12,300 ft² structure last used as a maintenance shop, the 15,700 ft² former Delgado building (last used as a primary care facility), and the 22,700 ft² Butterworth building which was last used as office space for health care services.

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