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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City announces second round of community meetings on Livable Claiborne Corridor Study

March 13, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., Bill Gilchrist, Director of Place-Based Planning for the City of New Orleans, will be available to discuss the upcoming, second round of community workshops and open house meetings on the Livable Claiborne Communities Revitalization Study where citizens will engage with City planners and discuss potential “futures and scenarios” for the Claiborne Avenue Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods.

These community workshops and open house meetings are scheduled for Saturday, March 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Joseph A. Craig Elementary School at 1423 St. Philip St., New Orleans, LA 70116, and Monday, March 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center at 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113.

The Livable Claiborne Communities Revitalization Study is the result of many local interests in invigorating this historic corridor of family, commerce, and culture by applying principles of sustainable and livable communities. Some of the goals and objectives for the project, formed from the input of the more than 400 community members who participated in the first round of public meetings, include: 

  • reducing blight and vacancy;
  • keeping housing affordable for current residents and their children;
  • addressing the critical need for jobs and small business support;
  • making the area appealing to new and growing industries;
  • increasing residents’ access to fresh food and neighborhood-serving retail;
  • supporting local culture with neighborhood revitalization initiatives;
  • balancing the needs of residents and motorists when considering any changes to I-10;
  • increasing public transit access for area residents and commuters;
  • restoring beauty to Claiborne Avenue;
  • reconnecting neighborhoods;
  • improving streets for strolling, gathering and bicycling; and
  • incorporating effective storm water management into all plans.

The Claiborne communities at the heart of the study lie along Claiborne Avenue from Napoleon Avenue to Elysian Fields Avenue, and between Broad Street on the lake side and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue on the Mississippi River side.
 

WHO:              Bill Gilchrist, Director of Place-Based Planning for the City of New Orleans

WHAT:            Media availability to discuss second round of Livable Claiborne Communities Revitalization Study
                      community workshops and open house meetings

WHEN:            THURSDAY, March 14, 2013 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:          Front steps of City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

 
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Last updated: 3/13/2013 6:08:59 PM

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