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Six Flags / Jazzland Site Redevelopment Proposal from Local Team

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 with global master developer Hillwood, A Perot Company, of Dallas, Texas, in response to the City of New Orleans’ Request for Qualifications for the redevelopment of the Jazzland / Six Flags site in New Orleans East. The team is a finalist. 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.

Bayou Phoenix promotes a strong, collaborative master development vision, including a sports complex managed by SFA, an indoor/outdoor waterpark and hotel, a logistics center, a mega travel center, and the redevelopment of the Eastover Country Club, Golf Course and Residences. If selected, the team will attempt to purchase an additional 172 acres of adjacent property to expand the master plan to include retail opportunities and an amusement park.

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Updated: May 2022 – Bayou Phoenix is creating a new grand entrance to New Orleans by developing its master plan of a premier sports complex, destination hotel, indoor / outdoor water park, and family entertainment center, shopping, and dining.

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BAYOU PHOENIX – IN THE NEWS

Six Flags redevelopment falling behind schedule as city officials negotiate land transfer

A plan to redevelop the former Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East, one of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s signature economic development projects, has fallen behind schedule, as officials work to transfer ownership of the property from one government agency to another.

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Winner of Six Flags redevelopment chosen after Drew Brees-backed group bows out

A team led by local businessman Troy Henry on Monday won the city’s approval to redevelop the abandoned Six Flags site in New Orleans East, beating out a rival group backed by Drew Brees with a plan that promised to bring jobs and tourist attractions to the area.

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Bayou Phoenix Selected to Develop Former Six Flags Site

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees hasn’t lost many competitions in New Orleans, but the contest to redevelop the former Six Flags/Jazzland site in New Orleans East is one of those rare cases.

After the Brees-backed proposal to convert the 227-acre former amusement park into a logistics hub and urban farm failed to build much community support, the Colorado-based development team that pitched the idea withdrew its proposal. 

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Bayou Phoenix selected to develop Six Flags, Drew Brees group moves to alternate site

Just as a selection committee convened Monday afternoon, ostensibly to choose between two finalists for redeveloping the Six Flags site, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a deal had been struck with one of the teams to build a distribution and logistics center at an alternate site.

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Six Flags developer chosen after Brees-backed group withdraws

City officials have chosen a developer for the Six Flags/Jazzland site in New Orleans East after a long proposal process between two candidates.

Bayou Phoenix, made up of mostly local developers (Henry Consulting, TKTMJ, and Hillwood) and led by local businessman Troy Henry, was the public’s overwhelming choice and as of Monday, Oct. 11, is the city’s choice, also. It would include a STEM center, hotel, water park, amusement park, and sports complex, along with a logistics hub and mega travel center.

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Week in Review, Oct. 11-15: Bayou Phoenix Rises

Drew Brees hasn’t lost many competitions in New Orleans, but the contest to redevelop the former Six Flags/Jazzland site in New Orleans East is one of those rare cases. After the Brees-backed proposal to convert the 227-acre former amusement park into a logistics hub and urban farm failed to build much community support, the Colorado-based development team that pitched the idea withdrew its proposal. 

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What is Bayou Phoenix? 5 things to know about group redeveloping Six Flags site in New Orleans

Bayou Phoenix LLC is the development group that won the city’s approval to redevelop the abandoned Six Flags site in New Orleans East.

The company beat out a rival group backed by Drew Brees.

The site is 227 acres near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 510. It’s owned by the nonprofit corporation Industrial Development Board, which was created by the New Orleans City Council in 1972.

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Bayou Phoenix selected to begin major revitalization of New Orleans East

After more than a decade of neglect, a major revitalization will begin after the City of New Orleans selected Bayou Phoenix to redevelop the former Six Flags and Jazzland site in Eastern New Orleans. The city designated an Evaluation Committee which made the announcement on Oct. 11, 2021, after developer Kiernan West and Drew Brees withdrew their proposal.

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Bayou Phoenix chosen to redevelop former Six Flags site

Bayou Phoenix, an expanded development project plan, is set to replace the abandoned site of the former Six Flags/Jazzland in New Orleans East. 

New Orleans East resident Tangee Wall said the community has pushed for the amusement park’s redevelopment for 16 years. 

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Abandoned Six Flags to be replaced with new amusement park complex

The City of New Orleans awarded Bayou Phoenix with the city contract to build on the remains of Six Flags New Orleans. The amusement park closed to the public in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. 

On Oct. 11, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the project during a press conference on economic development in New Orleans. In a statement posted to her social media accounts, Cantrell said that the Six Flags location “had become a daily reminder, not only of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina but also as a testament to our city’s inability to capitalize on our strengths and move beyond our historical challenges.” 

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Developers begin phase 1 for former Six Flags site

The beginning stages of the former Six Flags redevelopment project are starting to come together but, there may be some changes to the original proposals.

 “Our offer in what we were proposing just connected with the community more,” said Troy Henry with Henry Consulting.

Once flooded by Hurricane Katrina, the former Six Flags park finally has a new developer, Bayou Pheonix.

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I think this plan is amazing. I am born and raised in this city, and I’ve seen it been Jazzland, and then Six Flags. I pray this idea turns into a major production, that the people of New Orleans East can be extremely proud of. A lot of the original culture is being gentrified, and I know in my heart, this will put a sense of being included and wanted back into New Orleans East residents. I don’t live in the New Orleans East area, but I know that it seems as if the East has been pushed to the side and forgotten about. Other areas of this city have been and continue to be cared for more than New Orleans East. I remember growing up seeing people who looked like me, living and enjoying middle-class, in and around New Orleans East. My family shopped and did the majority of their pampering in the East and adjacent areas. This is an immense vital project that is crucial to the survival of our black community. Please allow this wonderful idea to become our reality!

Christian A.

As a resident of east New Orleans I am hopeful that your plan will be the plan selected for this site. Your plan checks all the boxes for what is needed to get positive economic development in east New Orleans

Darryl J.

The project sounds positive.

Andrea B.

Good morning , I would love to see New Orleans East Rise like a Phoenix. My interest is your home sites, I would like to know more about the price range, and lot sizes

Herman J.

Great idea

James

So ready to see it happen!

Kryshaun G.

Great presentation! Troy should have been Mayor, Latoya has been a disaster.

Garry L.

I hope that your plans can take shape we need something in New Orleans East to bring us back together as a community and make New Orleans whole again. We have been divided too long in 6 flags/ Jazzland been vacant for too many years. I am a homeowner in New Orleans East and I think this would be great for the community. May God-bless the development. Blessings

Melissa J.

Black owned Management Firm to develop the property. My family and I are all in.

Eric S.

BAYOU PHOENIX TEAM

Henry Consulting is a New Orleans-based management consulting firm and one of the largest black-owned companies in Louisiana. Founded in 2001, by New Orleans East native and resident, Troy Henry. With over 200 direct and indirect employees, the company generates an average of $25 million dollars in annual revenue. The company is DBE and Hudson Initiative Certified.

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TKTMJ Incorporated is an East New Orleans-based, family-owned, multi-state construction and development company. Founded in 1996 and led by Thomas Tubre, Jr., president, TKTMJ has been trusted with over $250 million in diverse projects. The company is Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) and a SBA HUBZone Small Business construction firm.

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Hillwood is a full-service real estate developer, investor and advisor, and one of the largest private real estate developers in the world. Owned by Ross Perot, Jr., the company is headquartered in Dallas, employs 650 associates worldwide, and spans 53 markets, developed over 200 million SF of industrial space, as well as 35 residential communities in 28 cities.

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