New Orleans East deserves a development that will support local commerce, generate permanent, high-paying jobs, and strengthen the community. Locally owned Henry Consulting and TKTMJ, Inc. have partnered in response to the City of New Orleans’ Request for Qualifications for the redevelopment of the Jazzland / Six Flags site in New Orleans East. In a virtual meeting On April 21, 2021 for the top 3 finalists, the team presented a compilation of qualifications, and an all-inclusive, master development community plan, Bayou Phoenix. In a virtual public meeting on May 11, 2021, the committee selected Bayou Phoenix as one of two developers to participate in a final RFP. And, in October 2021, Bayou Phoenix was selected as the exclusive developer of the site.
Bayou Phoenix promotes a strong, collaborative master development vision, including a sports complex, an indoor/outdoor waterpark and hotel, family entertainment center, movie and production studio, and the redevelopment of the Eastover Country Club, Golf Course and Residences. In 2022, the team completed its technical and financial feasibility studies, and in March of 2023 successfully negotiated a development agreement with authorized city agency New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA).