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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu and City of New Orleans provide end of the year update on successful 2012 Capital Improvement Program

January 02, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – In 2012, the City of New Orleans made extraordinary progress in breaking ground and completing construction on new facilities and capital improvements citywide as part of the Mayor’s Committed Projects. Public facilities and infrastructure serve as anchors for the community and stimulate private investment, enhance economic development, and elevate quality of life and safety. As of December 31, 2012, the City has completed 70 priority facilities with a total investment of over $101 million since Mayor Landrieu took office in May 2010.

“Since taking office over two years ago, my administration has been committed to rebuilding the city of New Orleans,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “By prioritizing libraries, parks and playgrounds, and public safety facilities, we are working every day to build the city we always knew we could be. We still have a long way to go, but much more is on the horizon in 2013.”

Twenty-five projects were completed in 2012. Eight of the projects began in 2012 and 17 were carried forward from previous years. Total funding investment of the 25 projects was $60 million. Highlights include Wesley Barrow Stadium, Oliver Bush playground, Comiskey Park, Louis Armstrong Park, Rosa Keller Library, New Orleans East Regional Library, Robert E. Smith Library, Norman Mayer Library, Algiers Regional Library and Sam Bonart Playground and Pool Facilities.

In 2012, the City started construction on 27 projects with a total funding value of $87 million. Major projects include St. Roch Market, NOPD Fifth District, New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center, Lyons Center, Tremé Center, and Joe W. Brown Center.

In 2013, the City is scheduled to commence construction on 47 projects with a total investment of $186 million. Fifty-two projects are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013 including Joe W. Brown Park, Tremé Center, St. Roch Market, St. Roch Neutral Ground, Cita Hubbell Library, NOFD Engine 26 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, NOFD Engine 31 Alba Rd., NOFD Engine Nos. 22 and 39, Stallings St. Claude Community Center, Lyons Center, NOPD Fifth District Police Station, and Milne Boys Home repairs.

The following capital improvement projects were completed in 2012:

Algiers Regional Library
District C- Old Aurora
Scope: Two-story replacement facility with 28,158 square feet is designed as a Health & Wellness branch that provides all the services of the Main Branch including children's reading room, Wi-Fi hotspot, teen space, and meeting rooms.
Total Funding: $9,246,673
Video: http://bit.ly/TK3pmw
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/UyvID6

New Orleans East Regional Library
District E- Read Blvd. East
Scope: Designed as a Technology Innovation branch, this replacement library building with 27,325 square feet on two-floors provides the same services as the Main Branch including children's reading room, Wi-Fi hotspot, teen area, and meeting rooms. Parking for 80 cars plus 4 handicap accessible spaces is also provided.
Total Funding: $7,579,200
Video: http://bit.ly/RlUBBb
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/TnHyin

Wesley Barrow Stadium
District D- Pontchartrain Park
Scope: Replacement of existing baseball stadium. New stadium consists of sheltered seating for 650 spectators, concessions, restrooms, offices, and storage.
Total Funding: $6,476,282
Video: http://bit.ly/X0dGft
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/UcU1Te

NOPD Seventh District Police Station
District E- Read Blvd. East
Scope: Construction of a new three-story (elevated) 16,000 square foot police station for the 7th District.
Total Funding: $6,382,917
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/V9yjRj

Rosa Keller Library
District B- Broadmoor
Scope: Replacement facility for a public library and major renovation of the adjacent historic house as a community center with enterprise zone.
Total Funding: $6,797,279
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/RlUZQ8

Norman Mayer Library
District D-Dillard
Scope: Two-story replacement facility of 18,081 square feet is designed as the Music Branch and includes collection of print and non-print materials, children's area, teen area and Wi-Fi hotspot. Off-street parking for 9 vehicles is provided.
Funding: $5,734,444
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/U6HxOB

Robert E. Smith Library
District A- Lakeview
Scope: Replacement of a Community Branch library building providing 12,746 square feet of Library and Enterprise space. The two-story library provides a children's area, teen space, Wi-Fi hotspot, enterprise space and meeting room. Collection includes print and non-print materials.
Total Funding: $4,563,021
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/V9xDeE

Louis Armstrong Park (Phase 2)
District C- Tremé-Lafitte
Scope: Hurricane Katrina damages repairs to park, limited ADA accessibility upgrades, and other non-storm damage renovations.
Total Funding: $3,786,556
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/12UpZJz

Oliver Bush Playground
District E- Lower Ninth Ward
Scope: Installation of new basketball pavilion, tennis courts, restroom facilities, baseball field, lighting repair and major electrical work. Re-grade and re-sod grass, re-grade athletic fields to provide a two function baseball field, back stop, repair tennis courts, strip and  paint basketball court, replace lights, replace basketball backboards and  rims. Construction of new passive park area that includes new picnic pavilions, play equipment, new ornamental lighting and landscaping
Total Funding: $2,151,283
Video: http://bit.ly/SGeSMP
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/12M1SOl

Comiskey Park and Playground
District B- Mid-City
Scope: Renovations of the NORD operated playing fields and installation of new play equipment. Renovations to playground, concessions building and basketball pavilion.
Total Funding: $833,359
Pictures: http://on.fb.me/U6F5aX

Sam Bonart Playground & Pool Facilities Repairs
District E- Lower Ninth Ward
Scope: Repairs include a renovated concession building, improvements to the pool building and replacement of the basketball posts, backstops and hoops.
Total Funding: $429,915
Pictures: http://smu.gs/RlUmpU

Behrman Soccer Complex (Phase 1)
District C- Behrman
Scope: Site preparation and preloading site with fill for soccer fields. Preparation consists of tree removal and placement of fill progressively until new grade level remains stable.
Total Funding: $2,286,817

Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center Phase 1 (Bldg. B, D, E)
District B- Central City
Scope: Multi-service community center renovations including roof repair, paint, ceiling tile replacement, vinyl tile replacement, and renovation to the Dental Clinic.
Total Funding: $839,901

Brechtel Park (Park Only)
District C- Tall Timbers-Brechtel
Scope: Renovations to shelters, restrooms, campground areas, sidewalks, and bridges.
Total Funding: $576,015

West End Park
District A- West End
Scope: Repairs to the large picnic shelter,  replacement of eight pieces of stone missing from historic pedestrian bridge, repairs to the fountain, replacement of 63 square feet of metal roofing and flashing on small kiosk, removal and replacement of stucco, cleaning and repainting of 48 columns.
Total Funding: $470,147

Parks & Parkways Phase 1 – Maintenance Buildings A, B & C
District D- Dillard
Scope: Renovation of Hurricane Katrina damages to the facilities that house the city's Parks & Parkways Department Maintenance Divisions.
Total Funding: $383,710

Latter Library HVAC Repairs
District A- Uptown
Scope: Retrofit boiler system and repairs to HVAC system.  Purchase and install new AC units and condensing unit.
Total Funding: $321,079

NOFD Engine 40 Gen. DeGaulle
District C- Behrman
Scope: Repair of Katrina damages.
Total Funding: $232,320

Norwood Thompson Phase 1 B – Restrooms
District B- Gert Town
Scope: Repairs to the restrooms and water fountains.
Total Funding: $137,996

NORD High Mast Lighting Group 5 (Daneel, Dauphine, FP Jackson & Larry Gilbert Playgrounds)
District A & D
Scope: Repairs to high mast lighting in support of NORD summer program: Daneel Playground, Dauphine Playground, FP Jackson Playground, and Larry Gilbert Playground.
Total Funding: $126,459

Behrman Park Phase 2 – Gym
District C- Behrman
Scope:  Replacement of a portion of the gym floor and bleachers, replacement of one roof vent and motor, roof repairs at parapet wall, and ceiling repairs; additional scope includes: demolition of clinic building, HVAC system assessment and repair, boiler system assessment and repair.
Total Funding: $118,214

Parks & Parkways Fuel Island
District D- Dillard
Scope: Repair of Fuel Island at 2829 Gentilly for Parks & Parkways and EMD.
Total Funding: $110,438

Norwood Thompson Phase 1 C – Park Repairs
District B- Gert Town
Scope: Repair and enhancements to existing park building, fence, dugouts, and ball court.
Total Funding: $99,579

Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center Demolition
District A- Hollygrove
Scope: Demolition of the existing facility down to the slab.
Total Funding: $96,275

Kingswood Playground
District E- Little Woods
Scope: Repair park lighting and repair training equipment next to walking path.
Total Funding: $74,816

 
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