Stirling Properties and JCH Development today announced the joint venture to develop Magnolia Marketplace Shopping Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Construction will begin with the first building in the center, a 6,000 square foot building, with a 3,000 square foot Capital One bank branch. The Central City shopping center will be located at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Fourth Street, adjacent to the larger future phases of the Magnolia Marketplace Shopping Center.
“We are proud to bring a high quality development to a severely underserved portion of the Claiborne corridor and return yet another vacant and blighted property in the City to commerce”, said Jordi Goodman, Development Manager for Stirling Properties.
“Our team is excited to introduce new services and shopping experiences, in a location that is accessible to the neighborhood as well as to all of New Orleans’ residents” said Tara Hernandez, President of JCH Development.
The 6,000 square foot center will serve as a catalyst to future development along the Claiborne corridor and will precede the balance of the Magnolia Marketplace Development located at South Claiborne and Toledano Streets slated for commencement in fall of 2013. Once completed the center will be 138,000 total square feet. Stirling and JCH have secured leases for 108,000 square feet with established national retail tenants. Stirling is currently in negotiation with tenants for the remaining spaces in the center and other tenant announcements will be forthcoming.