April 01, 2014
If the city of New Orleans doesn't have a management plan in place for the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway, due to open in early 2015, it risks a rocky launch that could leave a negative public image for the corridor, according to an executive with the National Recreation and Parks Association.
March 25, 2014
Mayor Mitch, Jackie Clarkson, and other city officials broke ground today on the long-awaited Lafitte Greenway project.
March 25, 2014
Construction officially got underway Tuesday (March 25) on New Orleans' long-awaited Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path, an idea some eight years in the making.
October 4, 2013
Dredging at the mouth of Bayou St. John is nearly complete, with the sediment being used to anchor wetlands that will foster wildlife.
July 22, 2013
February 07, 2013
I recently traveled to the crescent city, New Orleans -- affectionately known as NOLA -- for a conference. Besides the lively music, cultural hybridity, and unforgettable food, what soulfully grasped me was the civic spirit of its resilient residents and newcomers, who all seem to have metaphorically boarded the streetcar named 'rebuild NOLA', in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina that devastated the city in August of 2005.
April 16, 2012
Bicyclists and joggers aren't the only ones waiting for a three-mile strip running through the center of New Orleans to be developed into the Lafitte Greenway. Neighboring businesses hope to serve residents and tourists using the stretch of park from historic Basin Street and Mid-City to Lakeview.
April 14, 2012
With construction on the Lafitte Greenway expected to begin early next year, the eighth annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor walk that took place Saturday might be the last year participants must rely solely on their imaginations to envision the much-anticipated 3.1-mile corridor of green space and bike paths.
March 15, 2011
In August 2010, the city of New Orleans acquired a 16.5-acre parcel of land stretching from Claiborne Avenue to North Dorgenois Street — the former site of the failed Louisiana Institute of Film Technology studio. That chunk of land would add to the city's plans for its first park in 20 years. But when will ground break?