Designed to service the only land-based casino in New Orleans, providing a total of 1,533 parking spaces, the facility occupies two city blocks in Downtown New Orleans. Two independent garages, the ten-story structure provides nine levels of parking and houses all mechanical and electrical support systems for the adjacent land based casino. This includes cooling towers, electrical switchgear, booster pumps, and emergency generators at the roof level. The six-story structure provides five levels of parking with a portion dedicated as an intermodal facility for buses with passenger waiting areas and rest rooms at the ground level. Each building includes space for commercial development on the ground level. Lobbies access the parking levels above, escalators lead to the basement level tunnel also constructed by Broadmoor, which runs under one of New Orleans’s busiest thoroughfares, Poydras Street. The tunnel leads to escalators at the Casino side which ascend to the main casino floor.
Located in the historic warehouse district, the cast stone façade of the open parking structure and brick faces the street level façade of both buildings and each building provides a canopied sidewalk on all sides for a classical New Orleans street scene.
Owner: Harrah’s Jazz Casino
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $20,450,000
Size: 1,533 parking spaces
Services: Design-Build Contractor