EAT Fat City
EAT = Entrepreneurship, Art & Technology
In the Center, these three areas of focus intersect and reinforce one another to create a new kind of public knowledge hub. The EAT Center will contain an e-library — a branch of the Jefferson Parish public library that will provide technology access, maker spaces, and editing and recording facilities — and co-working and incubator spaces — including many of Jefferson Parish’s premier economic development agencies as tenants. The Center will provide public events space, a rooftop deck and a new neighborhood park. The Center’s development also includes a new public parking garage to serve both the Center and surrounding neighborhoods.
A visionary public building that will catalyze investment, drive business growth, increase technology access and support innovation.
30,000 SF CENTER
250 CAR GARAGE
8,500 SF PUBLIC PARK
Fat City is an historic downtown neighborhood adjacent to Metairie’s Central Business District. Once a nightlife hotspot, the EAT Fat City Center is a targeted public investment in this central neighborhood to support its growth into a vibrant mixed-use community.
Through its affiliate, Formwork is providing program management and owner’s representation services to lead the development on behalf of Jefferson Parish.