As the $9 million Lafitte Greenway project nears completion, details are emerging about a handful of new developments being proposed near the 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian path, which stretches from the edge of the French Quarter to Mid-City.
Better + Boulder, LLC, a local company run by Millennial visionaries including CFO Donegan, has 8.6 acres of land under contract. Located behind the Rouses Supermarket on N. Carrollton Avenue and Conti Street near Canal Boulevard, south of the old Public Belt and a few blocks from The American Can apartment building and City Park, there are 5 parcels of land Donegan said will become a cohesive, self-sustaining, active gathering center.
A shuttered industrial laundry warehouse that sits alongside Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans would be renovated into a brewery, tap room for beer tastings, restaurant and offices under a plan being proposed by a team of local developers. GCE Green Development LLC -- a partnership of developer Ramsey Green and the environmentally minded real estate firm Green Coast Enterprises -- is under contract to buy the building at 2606 St. Louis St., contingent on City Hall approving plans for the renovation.
NEW ORLEANS -- If you build it, they will come? For now that is what a portion of Mid-City is starting to look like as the Lafitte Greenway Project inches closer to completion.
The bike and pedestrian trial is clearing the way for ambitious ventures by commercial developers.
The city of New Orleans is transforming a vacant railway into a scenic transportation route for locals and tourists.
The Lafitte Greenway was initially a historical canal that connected Bayou St. John to the French Quarter, and it later became a railway that has been abandoned since the mid-twentieth century.
Construction of the Greenway began in March 2014 and is more than 75 percent complete.
December 29, 2014
The idea for the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile linear park that will run through the heart of New Orleans from Mid-City to Armstrong Park at Basin Street, began after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures in 2005. For the past eight years, a group of dedicated residents called Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) has been lobbying and raising money for a park that rides along the old Mid-City railroad tracks.
December 9, 2014
Drive between the French Quarter and Mid-City and it isn't hard to miss, construction crews working hard to complete the Lafitte Greenway. But there is a big eyesore next door, and the city of New Orleans plans on carting it away.
December 4, 2014
If plans come through, the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile corridor of land extending from the French Quarter to Mid-City, will soon be more than just a shady sanctuary landscaped by walking and biking paths, ball parks and soccer fields.
December 3, 2014
Would-be gardeners wishing to grow and sell small crops along the Lafitte Greenway had reason for hope Wednesday when the White House announced it wanted to help install a farmers market in the developing park.
October 30, 2014
Friends of Lafitte Corridor have posted new aerial photos of the Lafitte Greenway, which is about 50 percent complete and scheduled to open in early 2015.