Bike along the Lafitte Greenway these days, and you'll see evidence of big changes ahead. Demolition is underway to make room for a 382-unit apartment building on the greenway, the biggest of several projects in the works this year.
Nearly 750 people used the Lafitte Greenway every day in 2016, the first full year the 2.6-mile trail was open to cyclists, joggers and walkers, according to a University of New Orleans Transportation Institute study.
Many of the historic neighborhoods lining the greenway have seen a surge in home prices, renovations, new retail and restaurants. Real estate investments are now flowing alongside the greenway stretching from the Treme to City Park.