City Hall will be renovated after the mayor cites financial constraints as the reason for ending his effort to turn the iconic hospital into the new home of government, as well as new digs for Civil District Court. The future of the court remains in flux, though Landrieu envisions keeping it in its current location next to City Hall.
Landrieu wants the court to move into the former hospital, as co-tenants with City Hall.
Lacking land, Civil District Court meets with potential contractors, asks for building concepts.
Responses include a mall, something other than condos and, not surprisingly, a medical facility.
It's time to deal with financing of the courts while city leaders discuss Charity Hospital and a new courthouse.
Study showed the building could've been rehabbed for a modern hospital for less than it cost to build the new one.
Civil judges would rather build at Duncan Plaza. If that doesn't work, they're seeking another site downtown.
Museum could help people learn about the history of medicine and modern diseases.
How to repurpose the building at no cost to city taxpayers.
This is the second in a series of reader commentaries that seek solutions for remaking the downtown landmark.