News & Highlights

LA Avenue Near St. Charles Reduced to One Lane


Source: Uptown Messenger

As previously reported, Louisiana Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction  from Carondelet to Prytania from now until Mardi Gras. One lane of traffic as well as the parking lane will remain open on each side, according to the Sewerage and Water Board spokesperson.

The lane closures will allow Boh Brothers Construction Company to install new water mains as part of the ongoing construction of the new  SELA drainage canals under Louisiana Avenue.

Please click on the link below to see the article in Uptown Messenger.

Production scheduled for Jan 26-27 on Sixth near Prytania


Tentative plans to shoot a Garden District scene from a  movie about Buddy Bolden have been released. The film is an adaptation of the legend of Charles “Buddy” Bolden, known as King Bolden. His band was a top draw in New Orleans from about 1900 until 1907, until he was incapacitated by schizophrenia. 

 Our story is told from Buddy’s institution where he hears the distant music from his past that ignites the memory of his experiences in New Orleans in 1906 and his decline into schizophrenia.

 We are currently planning on filming in New Orleans  late January 2015. One of our locations is in the Garden District just out side Lafayette Cemetery.  Below is our tentative schedule: 


6th Street  Between Coliseum Street and Prytania Street

Parking schematics are being planned in the area and will be released as soon as finalized.

FILMING SCHEDULE:  MONDAY JANUARY 26, 1014 approximately 7AM to 7PM (day only) Rain Date Wednesday January 28th 2014

SCENE:  NOLA – DAY -1889: Young Buddy Bolden runs down sidewalk along the white wall.

PREPARATION:  Sunday, January 26th2015

RESTORATION: Tuesday, January 27th 2015 


Ian MacGregor
Location Department
King Bolden LLC
550 Pharr Road NE 
Suite 310
Atlanta GA 30305
Office: 404-900-7840
Cell: 917.209.9444

SELA Project/Lane Closure on La Ave Begins Dec 18


For your information.

The following is the critical information on our next lane closure on Louisianan Avenue (SELA-27 – Louisiana Avenue, South Claiborne to Constance):

1.  Situation:  Boh Bros Construction Co. needs to close the southbound and northbound left inside lane of Louisiana Ave between Carondelet Street and Prytania St for installation of new water mains under St. Charles Ave.

2.  Mission:  To keep one lane of traffic open in each direction while Boh Bros installs water mains under the St. Charles Street car tracks.

3.  Execution:  On Thursday, 18 December 2014, Boh Bros will install water mains by directional drilling under St. Charles Ave and the street car tracks. Installation of the new water mains will be completed and the roadway reopened by 6 Feb 2014 (before Mardi Gras parades).

4.  Impacts:  The temporary closure of the inside travel lanes will not impact any business or residential access.

5.  Coordinating Tasks:  Boh Bros has coordinated this lane closure with City of New Orleans Department of Public Works and will notify NOPD, NOFD, RTA.

St. Charles Ave Streetcars Receive National Landmark Status in Today’s Ceremony


After nearly 10 years of work, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcars will be be officially designated as National Historic Landmarks.   It is the country’s oldest street railway and follows San Francisco’s cable cars to the list.

The St. Charles Avenue Association spearheaded the effort and was supported by the Garden District Association to secure this designation. We are proud of the contribution the streetcars have made to our community and the accomplishment of both of these organizations in securing their future here on our grand boulevards. Official dedication ceremony was 4pm at Lee Circle.

For more information on the designation and today’s dedication ceremony, please see the article in Biz News .

Road Work to Begin in December


The Department of Public Works’ contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, will soon begin construction of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads – Touro project. The Recovery Roads program is a multi-million dollar, multi-year comprehensive infrastructure improvement program to repair Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface and road damages. DPW is hosting a pre-construction community meeting for this project to discuss construction sequencing and anticipated construction impacts.

The project boundaries are Napoleon Ave. St. Charles Ave. Toledano and Magazine Streets.   While most of this work occurs in the Touro neighborhood, several blocks in the Garden District are affected as well.

Please click on the links below for more information: copy of the notice that was mailed to all affected property owners within the boundaries, a fact sheet on the project and a map of the work area.

Touro Streets project map

Streets POST CARD Rescheduled Touro community mtg FACTSHEET Touro Recovery

Roads Fact Sheet 2014-11.3.14