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the 5th annual greenway soirée

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Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosts the 5th Annual Greenway Soirée, moving trailside for the very first time. Please join us for an elegant evening of dining, dancing, and drinks to support the Greenway you love.

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Our commitment is to foster a vibrant and active greenway that encourages economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. Opened to the public in the November of 2015, we continue to promote this great public space and host community events and programs. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!

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  • From the blog

    April (Seed) Showers Bring May Flowers

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    Some exciting new changes in scenery are coming along the Greenway: rehabilitation to the meadows, bioswales, and walkways is now underway! Areas along the Greenway from N. Claiborne to N Galvez will be seeing new life this spring and summer.

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    The Green Spot: Felix Rainey

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    One of our beloved Greenway Ambassadors, Felix Rainey, was born and raised in New Orleans. While growing up near the Bayou St. John, which was once a shipping route for transporting supplies to the canal, he first worked as a food server at Arnaud’s Restaurant. Today, he still lives in Mid-City and continues to work in the food industry, in addition to being an active volunteer in his community.

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    New Orleans Advocate: Greenway: On resurgent Lafitte corridor, an industrial relic gains new life

    BY R. STEPHANIE BRUNO | Special to The Advocate AUG 26, 2017 - 6:45 AM

    When the Morreale family built the Tulane Industrial Laundry back in the 1940s, the area surrounding the business at St. Louis and North Dorgenois streets was largely industrial and commercial.

    The giant pumping station on North Broad and a Schwegmann’s supermarket anchored the area, where plumbing supply warehouses and auto repair shops mingled.

    After 10 years of vacancy following Hurricane Katrina, the old laundry building is on the brink of a new life as a mixed-use development featuring commercial space on the ground floor and 12 apartments above, thanks to a multimillion-dollar project by GCE Green Development.

    Source: The New Orleans Advocate

    Full Story: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/home_garden/article_df8024bc-8802-11e7-b6bb-7b235f1f0035.html

    NOLA.com: Pavilion could replace brake tag station on Lafitte Greenway

    Mid-City residents living along the Lafitte Greenway got a preview of what changes could be in store for an old, dilapidated brake tag station near Lafitte Avenue and North Lopez Street. City officials are kicking around designs to turn the brake tag station into an open-air, multi-use pavilion space - though plans for what the building will ultimately be haven't been set in stone yet.

    At a meeting held Wednesday evening (Aug. 23), architects with the firm Spackman Mossop and Michaels pitched their preliminary design that would mostly keep the shell of the brake tag station intact. Changes to the roughly 12,000 square-foot structure would include outfitting one side of the building with "rolling"-style doors, putting in new public restrooms, rebuilding the flat roof, installing new skylights, electrical and plumbing utilities, and laying a wooden deck across the "bioswale" lying between the building and the greenway's walking path.

    Source: NOLA.com

    Full Article: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/lafitte_greenway_brake_tag_sta.html

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