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Downtown Living: May 2018


Events: Downtown Development District seeks nominations for the 2018 Downtown NOLA Awards


The Downtown Development District is seeking nominees for the 7th annual Downtown NOLA Awards, created to celebrate honorees who have made an exceptional impact on the Downtown New Orleans neighborhood. The DDD requests submissions for nominations of individuals, organizations or businesses deserving of this prestigious recognition.

To be considered, nominees must meet one of the following criteria:

Downtown Inspiration: A Downtown property owner, business, resident or worker who is a leader, collaborator and advocate for Downtown development.

iMinder: An individual with proven success in one of DDD’s core industries: arts-based businesses; digital media; or bio sciences.

Third Space: A third space (restaurant, bar, coffee shop, green space, etc.) that provides a creative environment for people to collaborate, work and network.

Development Project: An individual or organization that has completed a project that improves the quality of life Downtown.

Adaptive Reuse: Preservationists and owners of homes and businesses who keep the integrity of Downtown’s historic buildings, while modernizing them for reuse.

Facade Improvement Project: A building owner or lessee that has invested in improving the appearance of a building’s facade. The facade improvement must be a quality renovation that will enhance and be consistent with the historical design, materials and architectural character reflected in the original design of the building.

Public Improvement Project: A local public works project that improves the environment of Downtown NOLA.

Green Project: A resident, business or property owner that helps keep Downtown green.

Best Kept Secret: Presented to one of Downtown’s gems that is low profile, but deserves recognition for its programs, services or amenities it provides to the neighborhood.

The Downtown NOLA Awards was created by the Downtown Development District as an annual program to recognize exceptional accomplishments of Downtown property owners, businesses, residents, workers and organizations. It’s a way to honor the people and places that inspire, innovate and integrate the Downtown NOLA brand into their Downtown neighborhoods. To submit nominations, visit downtownnola.com.

Art: Marketplace Kicks Off in Duncan Plaza
Premiering in Duncan Plaza May 12, marketplace is the city’s latest pop-up art experience. Enjoy an afternoon of local music, food and art in the park! Presented by the Downtown Development District and the Arts Council of New Orleans, marketplace is a spring series taking place on second Saturdays in April, May and June. Join in to celebrate art and #EnjoyDuncan! downtownnola.com/marketplace