The City of New Orleans has extended the current deadline to select a Master Developer for the redevelopment of the former Six Flags site in New Orleans East. The RFQ opened on Dec. 16, 2020, and responses will be accepted until Feb. 23, 2021.
“We are encouraged by the interest in the former Six Flags site since the solicitation was released. To give interested developers an opportunity to submit their best responses, we are granting a one-time extension on the submission deadline,” said Jeff Schwartz, Director, Office of Economic Development.
The Six Flags site is a 227-acre property in New Orleans East at the intersection of Interstate-10 and Interstate-510 that opened in 2000 as a theme park, first as Jazzland and then as Six Flags, but did not reopen after Hurricane Katrina. The Industrial Development Board took title to the property in 2009.
Redevelopment of the Six Flags has been a sticking point for political, business, and community leaders, as well as residents, with the neglected site serving as a stark reminder of the lack of revitalization in New Orleans East since Hurricane Katrina.