Delgado’s Community Footprint is Growing

Hilton Guidry

Hilton Guidry

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about the growth taking place with our neighbors at City Park. Delgado has also seen a lot of expansion taking place at the City Park Campus and also at other sites and locations throughout the area. Here are a few projects that are underway:

Sidney Collier Site:
After suffering severe damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the Sidney Collier Site is finally being rebuilt with $12 million provided by the State of Louisiana and $9 million through FEMA. The site is located on Louisa Street in Eastern New Orleans.

Collier site construction progress from last month

Collier site construction progress from last month

Artist rendering of Collier Site

Artist rendering of Collier Site

Learning Resource Center Annex:
Located next to Building 1 on the City Park Campus, this new building will be home to the Digital Media Program and the Center for Entrepreneurship. With state-of-the-art conference rooms, computer labs, green screen/live action studio, sound isolation booth and computerized classroom with business simulator software, this center will provide resources for tomorrow’s digital enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Learning annex building construction progress

Learning Resource Center Annex construction progress from this month

Artist rendering of the Learning Resource Center

Artist rendering of the Learning Resource Center Annex

Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resource Center:
This new learning resource center will replace the Moss Memorial Library that was destroyed by floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina. The 60,000-square-foot, one-story learning resource center will be located on the City Park Campus.

Groundbreaking of the Learning Resource Center

Groundbreaking of the Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resource Center

Artist rendering of the Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resource Center

Artist rendering of the Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resource Center

New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI):
In February the NOCHI purchased the former Louisiana ArtWorks building located at Howard Avenue in New Orleans for culinary training, research and development. The Institute integrates existing and new programs at Delgado Community College, the University of New Orleans and Tulane University.

Artworks building that was recently acquired by NOCHI

Artworks building that was recently acquired by NOCHI

Vance Roux, Delgado director of the Culinary Arts , with Chef John Besh at the NOCHI news conference.

Vance Roux, Delgado director of Culinary Arts , with Chef John Besh at the NOCHI news conference

Delgado Northshore Annex:
With the recent growth at Delgado Northshore in Slidell, the College acquired additional building adjacent to the existing building. The 7,490-square-foot facility was acquired in January and will be home to new labs, classrooms, and office space.

Slidell Annex Building

Slidell Annex Building

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