New Orleans, LA (CNN/WVUE) — Louisiana developers say they're ready to transform an abandoned Six Flags theme park into a vibrant multi-use area.
Six Flags Jazzland was ravaged by hurricane Katrina nearly 9 years ago. Six Flags has since turned the land over to the city. Now, residents say they're tired of looking at the eyesore.
This week the Tournament Players Club of New Orleans submitted a proposal to city officials to reopen the site as "Jazzland". Their plan includes a water park, movie theater, and much needed shopping area.
Tonya Page, President of TPC-NOLA says, "If you go down Michoud it's like a deserted street, especially right there in front of the park. They need something to happen, we're ready for something to happen."
TPC-NOLA will have to raise $50 million to build the water park. For the retail portion, they would also have to get neighborhood approval because it would sit on land that is currently zones residential.