What’s the Future Hold for the Lafitte Greenway?

by • August 3, 2017 • Mid-City, Parks & Public SpacesComments (0)721

Renderings of the Lafitte Greenway via The Lafitte Greenway Master Plan.

There’s been a lot of investment and development near the Lafitte Greenway recently. From the Edward’s Community’s 383 unit apartment complex , to the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund’s $4 million co-working space development, to Green Coast’s new mixed-use development at 2606 St. Louis, the Greenway has attracted significant private investment.

The City of New Orleans is still investing as well.  In June, the City announced another $500,000 earmarked for the Greenway, with additional efforts to create an outdoor pavilion at North Lopez Street and a clubhouse at Lemann Playground.

But with rising crime across the city and a long way to go, what else is needed to take the corridor over the hump?  The City still needs to remove the filling station at Broad and Toulouse, and more nighttime lighting and less crime are still major barriers to making the Greenway a lasting success. Recent recent articles in the Uptown Messenger  and Nola.com explore.  Check them out.

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