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New Orleans making strides toward energy efficiency

New Orleans leaders are making huge strides to save money and energy in the city. The executive director of the Sewage and Water Board is making a presentation on the city’s progress during Greenbuild, an international green building conference that is in town this week. more…

23 Oct 2014

WDSU

Mixed-use development planned at New Orleans site

A New Orleans company has completed the purchase of an office building in the business district and is planning a mixed-use development at the site. New Orleans CityBusiness reported (http://bit.ly/Zc18Up) the building at 234 Loyola Ave. sold for $4.8 million. Green Coast is working with Crescent City Community Land Trust to redevelop the 10-story building into a mixed-use, mixed-income complex. more…

18 Oct 2014

Miami Herald

Green Coast Enterprises Purchases 234 Loyola Avenue For Mixed-Use Development

Developer Green Coast Enterprises, in partnership with the Crescent City Community Land Trust , has closed on the purchase of a vacant downtown, historic building for conversion into apartments and retail. more…

9 Oct 2014

Canal Street Beat

Plans for mixed-use project in CBD advance

New Orleans-based Green Coast Enterprises bought the former Industries Building at 234 Loyola Ave. Thursday for $4.8 million. more…

7 Oct 2014

City Business

Tax Credit Industry Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

The 2014 Historic Development that Best Demonstrates Financial Innovation Award is presented to Green Coast Enterprises (GCE) for rehabilitating four historic buildings into The Community Green at Washington & Broad in New Orleans, La. The Community Green at Washington & Broad is a 28,000-square-foot commercial development that features a community health center, office buildings, restaurants and retailers. more…

1 Oct 2014

Novogradac

C3E 2014: Making Wise Energy Investments in an Era of Constraints

The MIT Energy Initiative and the US Department of Energy hosted an invitation-only Women in Clean Energy Symposium on September 16 & 17, 2014. The theme for this year’s symposium was Urban Strategies for a New Energy Future. more…

16 Sep 2014

MIT Energy Initiative

Achieving Energy Efficiency in New Orleans Schools

In 2009, New Orleans school operators were spending $1-2 million more than necessary on utility costs each year, based on a study commissioned by the US Department of Energy. One of the lead authors, Joe Ryan, now works as Green Coast Enterprises’ Senior Building Engineer. more…

1 Sep 2014

The Trumpet

Is the intersection of Washington and Broad a rising commercial hub for New Orleans?

Broadmoor residents, businesses and non-profit groups gathered last week to celebrate the completion of a set of real estate redevelopment projects they see as heralding an urban renaissance around the intersection of Washington Avenue and Broad Street. The announcement that day was that the last of four rehabilitated buildings, planned to be a health clinic, had found an operator for a fall opening. more…

19 Jun 2014

NOLA.com

Will Bradshaw - Washington and Broad Tour (Image)

Real estate developer Will Bradshaw, giving a tour of buildings he has rehabilitated as part of a campaign to revive the intersection of Washington Avenue and Broad Street in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, talks outside the building holding the offices of his Green Coast Enterprises firm, a cafe called 3 Potato 4, the neighborhood association and other tenants on Broad Street. It is one of four buildings he has redeveloped by June 2014. more…

19 Jun 2014

NOLA.com

Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans aiming for a resurgence around Washington and Broad

When Will Bradshaw first came upon the building where Laurel Street Bakery now operates its Broad Street location, the storefront windows were shattered and syringes littered the floor. more…

19 Jun 2014

NOLA.com

Health clinic to open in Broadmoor neighborhood

Primary care medical services will be available in the Broadmoor neighborhood as a new $8.7 million clinic prepares to open its doors at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broad Street later this year. more…

13 Jun 2014

City Business

Medical-services provider named for new South Broad Health Clinic

The South Broad Health Clinic in the renovated pharmacy at Washington and Broad will be operated by Access Health Louisiana, a 20-site network of community health centers across the state, when it opens later this year, officials announced Thursday. more…

13 Jun 2014

Uptown Messenger

Broadmoor Health Clinic Tour June 2014 (Image)

Will Bradshaw, president of real estate developer Green Coast Enterprises leads a tour of a rehabilitated building at the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue in New Orleans where a health clinic is planned during an announcement celebration of the operator of the clinic on Thursday, June 12, 2014. more…

12 Jun 2014

NOLA.com

Broadmoor Development

The commercial advancement of an area supplies positive impact on it’s residential community. Historic areas throughout New Orleans have seen this progress over time. When history is what makes the place what it is, the importance to keep that allure is imperative. Broadmoor, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, has been “movin’ on up” thanks to the Broadmoor Development Corporation (BDC), a non-profit established in 2006 to initially address the area’s housing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since their start, the corporation has held true to their mission, stating they “work to create a more healthy, diverse, and sustainable Broadmoor by minimizing blight, building homeowner assets, and promoting private investment.” more…

25 May 2014

Where Y’at

N.O. schools wasting millions in energy costs, says local company

As the heat index rises, schools often see their energy bills spike, too. But one local company says New Orleans schools are collectively wasting millions of dollars cooling empty rooms.With special insulation and even a rain water cistern, Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor prides itself on being green. But a voluntary energy audit showed it was wasting thousands of dollars each month on energy used after hours, when the building is empty. more…

23 May 2014

WWLTV

Mid-City Mid-Transformation

Once groceries are purchased and work is done, thousands of the medical site’s new workers will head home – and several developers are snapping up real estate in the area with the hopes that many of these newcomers will want to live close to work. Blocks of once-blighted homes are suddenly bright again in anticipation of an influx of new renters and buyers to the area. more…

1 May 2014

Preservation in Print

NOLA Rebuilds (Video)

Hurricane Katrina left 80% of the city of New Orleans underwater. They’ve been rebuilding ever since, and now one of the biggest projects has been completed. more…

24 Apr 2014

The Weather Channel

2014 Awards in Historic Preservation Impress with Wide Array of Winners

Four blighted and abandoned buildings were rehabilitated at the intersection of Washington and Broad streets in the Broadmoor neighborhood. These buildings were put back into commerce as a community health clinic, retail, offices, and a social incubator. more…

1 Apr 2014

Preservation in Print

Broadmoor Affordable Rentals Ribbon Cutting

BDC recently celebrated the unveiling of its newest project, Broadmoor Affordable Rentals. The ribbon cutting event celebrated the recent redevelopment of several historic Broadmoor duplexes into high-quality, affordable rental units that are currently available for lease. more…

18 Mar 2014

Broadmoor Development Corporation

The 17 Coolest Small Businesses In New Orleans

Green Coast Enterprises develops sustainably built properties in coastal areas threatened by climate change. The company’s developments all have a positive impact on people who live in the region, are environmentally friendly, and are built to be profitable. more…

4 Mar 2014

Business Insider

Saenger Theatre, Lakefront Airport, Marigny firehouse among 15 properties to receive awards

Community Greens at Washington and Broad — Rehabilitation by Green Coast Enterprises. Four blighted and abandoned buildings were put back into commerce as a community health clinic and retail space. more…

19 Feb 2014

NOLA.com

Green Coast Enterprises is a Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily Residential Partner

GCE’s energy performance goal is a 20% reduction in energy intensity within 10 years. The company is committing 142,000 square feet of its multifamily developments to the program. more…

5 Feb 2014

US Department of Energy

3 Course Interview: Jehan Strouse - 3 Potato 4

A Minneapolis native with a degree in nutrition, Jehan Strouse migrated to New Orleans, where she co-organized the NOLA Veggie Fest for five years. Strouse left her post at the festival and along with partner Zachary Campbell opened 3 Potato 4 (2727 S. Broad St., Suite 102, 504-298-7761; www.facebook.com/3p4neworleans), a franchise of the national chain offering vegan and gluten-free potato bars with a 1950s sci-fi theme. Strouse spoke with Gambit about veganism, health and potatoes. more…

28 Jan 2014

Gambit

Building Green in the Big Easy: customer spotlight on Jackie Dadakis of Green Coast Enterprises

Today we’re kicking off the first edition of our Green Leaders series, where we recognize the people in our client base who are doing exceptional work in their communities to make them more sustainable and energy efficient. more…

14 Jan 2014

WegoWise Blog

Affordable Apts., Retail Coming To Historic CBD Building

A Curbed NOLA reader was curious about the construction taking place at 234 Loyola Ave. in the Central Business District and here’s what’s up: The former Industries Building is getting a much-needed makeover and will come back to life as a retail-office-mixed income apartment combo. more…

3 Jan 2014

Curbed New Orleans

3 Potato 4 Comes to Broadmoor

With a shift towards healthy, local eating on the horizon, the Crescent City is becoming more vegan friendly. Now, New Orleans has its own 3 Potato 4, (2727 S. Broad Avenue), the tater franchise that takes the grease out of comfort food. The restaurant serves the versatile starch baked, in a compostable snack cone. more…

1 Jan 2014

NOLA Defender

Partnership redeveloping NO office building

An environmentally centered development company and a nonprofit real estate investment group are moving forward to bring more commercial space and multifamily housing to the Central Business District. more…

28 Dec 2013

Bradenton Herald

Partnership redeveloping NO office building

An environmentally centered development company and a nonprofit real estate investment group are moving forward to bring more commercial space and multifamily housing to the Central Business District. more…

28 Dec 2013

The Kansas City Star

Apartments, retail planned for former Higgins building

An environmentally centered development firm and a nonprofit real estate investment group are moving forward to bring more commercial space and affordable multifamily housing to the Central Business District. more…

27 Dec 2013

City Business

GCE & CCCLT Launch Redevelopment of Historic 234 Loyola

Green Coast Enterprises (GCE) and the Crescent City Community Land Trust (CCCLT) today announced the official launch for the redevelopment of the historic Pythian Temple building at 234 Loyola Avenue (Loyola at Gravier Street in the New Orleans Central Business District). The first phase of construction is to remove the modern cladding and stabilize the exterior bricks in preparation for putting the building on the National Register of Historic Places. more…

23 Dec 2013

Self-Published

It’s Time to Play by New Orleans’ Rules

Fortunately, we have a number of conscientious local developers who understand the importance of these plans and the significance of this moment as we prepare to implement them. Green Coast Enterprises recently renovated a cluster of dilapidated, historic Broadmoor buildings into retail and office space. GCE intentionally recruited local businesses for its retail tenants. more…

8 Nov 2013

The Urban Conservancy

A Broadmoor block of bagels and baked “fries”

On consecutive days earlier this month, Broadmoor saw the debut of a neighborhood bakery turning out bagels, chocolate croissants and roast-beef-and-gouda melts, and a vegan-friendly purveyor of decidedly nontraditional french fries, which are promoted as being neither French nor fried. more…

27 Oct 2013

The New Orleans Advocate

Washington Avenue and Broad Street development (Video)

Nancy Parker of Fox 8 New Orleans covers the Washington and Broad redevelopment, including the opening of Laurel Street Bakery and 3 Potato 4 and upcoming community health center. more…

26 Oct 2013

Fox 8 New Orleans

Laurel Street Bakery expands to Broad Street

Laurel Street Bakery opened a second location on Monday (Oct. 7) on Broad Street. For owner and baker Hillary Guttman, it’s an expansion of her business that is also a return to baking onsite. Recently, Guttman has been using a separate production kitchen to make her bagels, breads and cookies for the Uptown location. On Broad Street, everything sold at the shop is made in the shop. more…

11 Oct 2013

NOLA.com

Baked “fries” at new Broadmoor restaurant

A new restaurant in Broadmoor is serving baked French fry-style potatoes with a variety of sauces, and Mahony™s Po-Boy Shop on Magazine is preparing to close for a week for kitchen renovations. more…

11 Oct 2013

Uptown Messenger

3 Potato 4 Space Station now open on South Broad

New Orleans’ 3 Potato 4 Space Station (2727 S. Broad St., Suite 102, 504-298-7761; www.facebook.com/3p4neworleans), an organic, vegan, gluten-free restaurant specializing in baked potato wedges with homemade sauces and sea salts, is now open. Patrons order fries from the 1950s sci-fi-themed eatery cafeteria-style, choosing a potato variety (russet, redskin or sweet), a size (snack, hungry or share), a sauce (there are more than 20 sauces including curry ketchup, chipotle mayo and Thai chili sauce) and an extra (vegan bacon bits, malt vinegar, Sriracha sauce or Kryto Ketchup). more…

8 Oct 2013

Gambit

Out to Lunch: Pink Meets Green

Pink-dumpster diva, Simone Bruni aka Demo Diva, meets Green Coast Enterprises’ Will Bradshaw. While the Diva’s knocking it down to the dirt, Will’s rebuilding, notably commercial Broadmoor. Also on the lunch menu, cyber security company 504ensics. more…

23 Aug 2013

88.9 WWNO Radio

Tenants lining up for refurbished Broadmoor buildings

Green Coast Enterprises has lined up six community-minded tenants to occupy four renovated buildings in the Broadmoor neighborhood Green Coast Enterprises has lined up six community-minded tenants to occupy four renovated buildings in the Broadmoor neighborhood more…

6 Dec 2012

New Orleans CityBusiness

What Was and What Will Be: Helping Rebuild New Orleans with the Community Green

This story starts whenmud was still caked on the floor and the water line was two feet from the ceilings of buildings in the Hurricane Katrina-devastated New Orleans neighborhood called Broadmoor more…

1 Aug 2012

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

HUB New Orleans designed to revitalize S. Broad

Entrepreneurs aren’t the only ones finding a new home in the building, since the Laurel Street Bakery will be opening a new shop there and other groups such as Global Green and the Broadmoor Development Corporation will have offices as well. more…

30 Apr 2012

The Louisiana Weekly

Green Coast Enterprises Breaks Ground on Community Green at Washington and Broad

On April 25, developer Green Coast Enterprises (GCE), a longtime Broadmoor partner, celebrated the start of the Community Green project. more…

28 Apr 2012

Broadmoor Improvement Association

Green Project Becomes Reality In Broadmoor

$8.7M Development Breaks Ground Wednesday more…

26 Apr 2012

WDSU

Developers, city leaders launch $8.7 million Broadmoor revitalization

Organizers believe the project will have a far-reaching impact. more…

25 Apr 2012

WWLTv

Blighted New Orleans intersection at Broad, Washington set for transformation

In a major effort to revive the once-vibrant commercial hub at the corner of South Broad Street and Washington Avenue, developers and city officials broke ground Wednesday on an $8.7 million project that will turn four blighted buildings into a health clinic, storefronts, and offices for community groups and socially minded entrepreneurs. more…

25 Apr 2012

NOLA.com

Hub New Orleans to Open Doors of Social Venture Workspace This Fall

Green Coast Enterprises, the company that actually owns the building and is partially financing the project, is a sustainable real estate development company. more…

12 Apr 2012

Silicon Bayou News

Project Home Again finishes 100 homes in Gentilly—plus 1 for lagniappe

The Riggios have completed their 101st and final home; their plans called for building an even 100, but they built an extra one when they learned about the New Orleans concept of lagniappe. They will be in New Orleans on Friday to place a wreath on the door of the final home, and throw a party Friday evening — with their friend, singer Tony Bennett — for the families who live in the homes. more…

10 Nov 2011

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Rebuilding Greener Neighborhoods in New Orleans

Champions of Change is a weekly White House initiative to highlight Americans who are making an impact in their communities and helping our country rise to meet the many challenges of the 21st century more…

10 Aug 2011

Champions of Change

Green Homes

Broadmoor breaks ground on sustainable home designs more…

21 Jun 2011

Gambit

Moving Back Home to New Orleans

Project Home Again is the first and the largest development of new homes in Louisiana to be Builders Challenge certified. more…

1 Sep 2010

Home Energy Magazine

Live Online Event: Successful Approaches to Greening NSP Rehabilitaion

Will Bradshaw participated in a webinar presented by Enterprise™s Foreclosure Response Initiative, which explored two examples of local programs that have used the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) as an opportunity to incorporate a comprehensive green strategy into the acquired foreclosed homes, and how other local programs can implement similar green strategies into their acquisition/rehabilitation programs. more…

27 May 2010

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

A phoenix out of the ashes

Many successful innovations arise out of crises, which create remarkably fertile opportunities for reinvention. Post-Katrina New Orleans is no exception more…

18 Mar 2010

The Chronicle

All Things New Orleans:  The Face of Rebuilding in New Orleans

An interview with local green building advocates, including Reuben Teague, begins at time slot 13.40. more…

28 Jan 2010

89.9 WWNO Radio

Will Bradshaw and Reuben Teague Named to 40 Under 40

Will Bradshaw and Reuben Teague, owners of Green Coast Enterprises, refuse to be typical real estate developers. So when they research a potential proposal, they look beyond the financial end of the deal. more…

2 Nov 2009

Gambit Weekly

No Place Like Home: Keeping the American Dream Alive

Green Coast Enterprise’s Will Bradshaw discuss how other groups are helping to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods in New Orleans. more…

30 Oct 2009

The Tavis Smiley Show

Green Coast Enterprises Wins Bronze in CityBusiness Innovator of the Year

For New Orleans, weather is a major concern. That’s why Green Coast Enterprises has created housing that is resistant to hurricanes, extreme heat, humidity, and termites. more…

25 Sep 2009

New Orleans CityBusiness

Sunflowers bring hope – and possible eco-benefits – to New Orleans

Talk about multitasking – sunflowers planted on previously blighted vacant lots are providing not just beauty more…

9 Jul 2009

The Christian Science Monitor

Pittsburgh’s GTECH Strategies helps to remake New Orleans

There’s a real possibility to help people envision their neighborhood and their spaces in new ways more…

17 May 2009

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs, enterprising individuals who apply business practices to solving societal problems, such as pollution, poor nutrition, and poverty are now 30,000 strong and growing. more…

3 Apr 2009

Business Week

Salvation Army giving Broadmoor residents energy-efficient upgrades

The Salvation Army will be completing the 12 green renovation projects in Broadmoor, with the assistance of local developer Green Coast Enterprises more…

31 Jan 2009

The Times-Picayune

Homes in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood are designed to be energy-stingy

Project Home Again has been constructing eight energy-efficient, single-family homes over the past four months more…

10 Jan 2009

The Times-Picayune

Bouquets & Brickbats

Green Coast Enterprises, a local real estate developing and consulting company that focuses on environmentally friendly and storm-resistant construction, has been awarded a two-year fellowship from Echoing Green, a venture capital firm that invests in smaller, socially conscious entrepreneurs. more…

10 Jun 2008

Gambit

New Orleans developers receive fellowship

The pair of young developers who founded Green Coast Enterprises after Hurricane Katrina said Monday that they had received a fellowship from Echoing Green, an organization that recognizes social entrepreneurs. more…

8 Jun 2008

The Times-Picayune

Traditional on the Outside, Innovative Inside

Builders in New Orleans face more than the usual obstacles than those that confront the home building industry in other parts of the country. Labor and materials shortages combined with the devastated roads and other infrastructure in the wake of two 2005 hurricanes are just two of them. more…

4 Jun 2008

Framework Online

It’s easier being green

Green Coast Enterprises LLC is scheduled to complete its first New Orleans venture — an energy-efficient, storm-resistant four-plex condominium on Fortin Street in Mid-City in mid-April. more…

31 May 2008

Daily Journal of Commerce

N.O. condos get keen on green

About 100 contractors, builders, financiers and building consultants gathered May 9 at the Steel Framing Alliance’s “Jazzing up the Green” event to catch a glimpse of the Arabella, the first sustainable condominiums to be featured on the National Association of Home Builders tour of green homes in and around New Orleans. more…

20 May 2008

Daily Journal of Commerce

Hope Among Heartache

The NAHB National Green Building Conference kicked off with a Green Homes Tour that showcased the struggle to rebuild New Orleans“and the smart ways some are bouncing back. more…

12 May 2008

Builder Magazine

N.O. home builders association testing ‘green’ building program

The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans today said it will test a national program for “green” building practices before the program’s national launch in February. more…

26 Oct 2007

New Orleans Citybusiness