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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana:
GCR provided real estate planning advisory services for the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
In January 2001, the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LADOTD) and Modjeski & Masters retained GCR to provide real estate planning advisory services relative to the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Five preliminary design alternatives, 2 on the Eastbank and 3 on the Westbank, were evaluated. GCR worked closely with Modjeski & Masters and LADOTD in the evaluation and selection of an alternative that would minimize impacts to the business and residential communities. Throughout the project, GCR routinely met with representatives of Modjeski & Masters and LADOTD to present land and relocation costs for each of the alternatives. In many instances, the real estate information was used to support redesign in various locations where minimizing the required right-of-way would greatly reduce project costs.
The services provided by GCR for this initiative included title research to identify property ownership; preparation of comprehensive title reports documenting vested real estate interests; preliminary right-of-way maps; real estate acquisition cost estimates; and conceptual stage relocation plans for each of the five alternatives.
New Orleans, LA:
GCR provides turnkey real estate related services to support the Lake Pontchartrain, LA and Vicinity, and the Westbank and Vicinity, New Orleans, LA, Hurricane Protection Projects.
Following Hurricane Katrina, GCR was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide turnkey real estate related services in support of the Lake Pontchartrain, LA and Vicinity, and the Westbank and Vicinity, New Orleans, LA, Hurricane Protection Projects.
GCR coordinates and assists surveyors, appraisers, title abstractors and attorneys in the production of plat maps, legal descriptions, project segment maps, appraisal reports, tract ownership data packets, 60-80 year abstracts of title, interim title binders and final title policies. GCR handles negotiations with landowners for the acquisition of property in fee, and/or as temporary or perpetual easements, and performs relocations for affected owner-occupants, tenants and materials.
GCR has developed a web-based management system for inventorying parcels, ownership information, and uploading critical closing and sale documents, surveys, appraisal reports and other relevant documents. This enables GCR to quickly provide the Corps with detailed status reports by project and parcel.
All processes are in accordance with Public Law 91-646 and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, as well as Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 24, Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs.
Since selected, the Corps has issued continuous task orders to provide services for numerous emergency flood protection projects throughout the metropolitan area including the following projects.
West Bank & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project
• Lake Cataouatche Levee, Jefferson Parish
• Project Mitigation – Bayou Segnette Site, Jefferson Parish
• Project Mitigation – Davis Pond Site, St. Charles Parish
• Segnette Pump Station to Old Westwego, Contract 1, Jefferson Parish
• Sector Gate to U.S. Minerals (Harvey Canal), Jefferson Parish
• U.S. Minerals to Boomtown Casino (Harvey Canal), Jefferson Parish
• Hero Pump Station to Algiers Canal, Contract 2A, Plaquemines Parish
• Hero Pump Station to Algiers, Canal, Contract 3A, Plaquemines Parish
• Western Tie-In Levees, Churchill Borrow Site, Jefferson Parish
• Belle Chasse Highway to Hero Cut, Plaquemines Parish
Lake Pontchartrain, LA and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project
• Maynard Borrow Site, Orleans Parish
• Cummings Borrow, Site, Orleans Parish
• London Avenue Canal (Pratt Drive), Orleans Parish
Baton Rouge, LA:
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
This comprehensive web-based data management and reporting application contains rich demographic data, is fully accessible via computer or mobile devices, and provides detailed sales and demographics reports by outlet, jurisdiction, game, and time period.
GCR developed the application to support the Louisiana Lottery Corporation. It presents data in easy to understand reports, charts, graphs and maps, and offers automated data collection at periods specified by the user–on a schedule, on demand, or in real time. The application defines lottery outlets by address and associates them with relevant block level data as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. As a result, users can generate per capita sales per outlet, and assess market penetration and capacity for predefined jurisdictions or custom areas.
The industry has greeted the application as a breakthrough product because of the seamless integration of data from the point of sale, and the advanced user driven reporting, mapping, and analytical routines.
About Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Louisiana Lottery Corporation began in 1991 as a way to generate revenue without increasing taxes. Its mission is to generate maximum revenues for the state of Louisiana – the corporation’s sole shareholder.