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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Main Street Resilience Plan

Main Street Resilience Plan 

Main Street Resilience Plan Appendices


Business Continuity Guide


Business Hardening Guide



What is resilience?

  • Capacity of cities to function so that the people living and working in the cities - particularly the poor and vulnerable - survive and thrive no matter what stresses or shocks they encounter
  • Capacity to anticipate significant multi-hazard threats, to reduce overall the community's vulnerability to hazard events, and to respond to and recover from specific hazard events when they occur
  • Capacity to cope with and recover from present-day risks
  • Capacity to adapt to changing conditions, including uncertain, unknown, or unpredictable risks

What are the project goals?

  • Develop a share definition of resilient commercial corridors for New Orleans
  • Create a measurable and actionable methodology for assessing the resilience of commercial corridors or Main Streets
  • Apply methodology to 6 corridors in the city and develop individualized recommendations for each to address resiliency gaps
  • Develop how-to guides for businesses for improving resiliency as applied to business operations and for businesses/property-owners for improving building resilency

What corridors are being studied?

  • Alcee Fortier Boulevard (Chef Menteur Highway to Michoud Lagoon)
  • Broad Street (Tulane Avenue to Bayou Road)
  • Newton Street (Teche Street to Behrman Avenue)
  • Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (Philip Street to Calliope Street)
  • Saint Bernard Avenue (North Claiborne Avenue to Broad Street)
  • Saint Claude Avenue (Elysian Fields Avenue to Press Street)

An interactive map may be viewed below to see the corridors:

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