Bulldog owner plans bike-friendly beer garden on Lafitte Greenway, website reports

Herb Dyer, an owner of the Bulldog beer bars and the Velvet Cactus restaurant in Lakeview, plans to partner with Bill Good to open a bike-friendly beer garden off the Lafitte Greenway, reports Mid-City Messenger.

The beer garden would be near Bayou St. John and the Bayou Bicycles store. Most of the seating would be outside, with areas set aside for food trucks.

On Monday (July 11) at a Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting, Good and Dyer said the venue would be pet-friendly and, up until a certain hour, family friendly, reports Mid-City Messenger.

Source: nola.com

Full Article: http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2016/07/bulldog_owner_plans_bike-frien.html 

concerned citizens, politicians gather to promote safety on the lafitte greenway

Yielding hand-made signs, concerned citizens, cyclists and politicians gathered on Friday, June 10, where the Lafitte Greenway meets North Broad Street to warn drivers of the crosswalk.

This was part of a Safe-Tea event, put on by the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors, which aims to promote safety on the Lafitte Greenway for cyclists, pedestrians and cars. The greenway stretches from Mid-City through Treme and finishes on Claiborne Avenue. It crosses N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, N. Broad Street and Claiborne Avenue, streets with heavy flows of traffic.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/13/concerned-citizens-politicians-gather-to-promote-safety-on-the-lafitte-greenway/

safe-tea on the greenway to promote pedestrian, bike safety

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors will host Safe-Tea on the Greenway, an event to help build awareness about pedestrian and bike safety at the Lafitte Greenway crossings. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 10 and will include a presentation from the Claiborne Ambassadors, safety sign designing, and free iced tea.

Safe-Tea on the Greenway will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Broad Theater, located at 636 N Broad Street. The event schedule is as follows:

  • 3 p.m.: Free Iced Tea & Design Your Own Safety Sign
  • 4 p.m.: Claiborne Ambassadors Presentation & Speakers
  • 4:30 p.m.: Safety Action: Raise Your Signs // Raise Awareness

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/07/safe-tea-on-the-greenway-to-promote-pedestrian-bike-safety/

friends of lafitte greenway to host outdoor fitness class

The Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host a free outdoor fitness class called Get Fit the Green Way this Monday, May 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. The free class, led by The Sweat Social, will be a high-energy bodyweight workout for participants aged 16 and above of all fitness levels.

Get Fit the Green Way will take place this Monday at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center Field, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, between the playground and tennis courts. The event, in partnership with The Sweat Social and FitLot, is the first of a series of outdoor fitness events also called Get Fit the Green Way.

To participate, RSVP at lafittegreenway.org/thesweatsocial.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/05/22/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-to-host-outdoor-fitness-class/

Bicycle tour traces the flow of flood water in New Orleans

On a bright sunny day with few clouds above, about 70 bicycle riders gathered to follow an imaginary drop of rain as it would have moved from high ground to low during a storm in New Orleans. The Water Cycle Bike Tour on Saturday (May 14) was designed to show the flow of street flooding and demonstrate to residents how they can help mitigate the problem.

Hosted by Groundwork New Orleans, a nonprofit group that teaches stormwater management, the riders followed a guided tour lead by Ramiro Diaz of Waggonner & Ball Architects, one of the authors of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.

Starting at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue, the riders traveled to the site of the former turning basin for the Basin Street Canal (now an area of asphalt and grass), continued down the Lafitte Greenway to the Sewerage & Water Board's Pump Station No. 7, and then on to City Park, where participants learned about the park's flood-mitigating design features.

Source: nola.com 

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Take a free neighborhood exploration walk with the PRC and other community groups

To mark the centennial of urban theorist Jane Jacobs' birth, several New Orleans organization are teaming up to host "Jane Jacobs Walks", free neighborhood tours Friday and Saturday, (May 6-7) exploring infrastructure repair, historic districts and "mitigation techniques." The walks will be hosted by the Preservation Resource Center, the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, the Urban Conservancy, StayLocal, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and the Friends of Lafitte Greenway.

Jacobs, who died in 2006, was a journalist and author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," which explored how urban areas function. She is considered one of the most influential urban activists -- though did not have a college degree -- of the 20th century.

Source: Nola.com

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lafitte greenway to host happy hour fundraiser at bayou wine garden

Friends of Lafitte Greenway will participate in GiveNOLA Day on May 3rd, 2016 with a Garden Happy Hour at Bayou Beer and Bayou Wine Gardens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 15% of all Happy Hour proceeds will go to Friends of Lafitte Greenway.

Bayou Beer and Wine Gardens are located at 326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy and 315 N Rendon St, respectively, and the two share a courtyard. Friends of Lafitte Greenway will also raise GiveNOLA Day funds with a Roundabout Coffee Stop on the Greenway at the Jeff Davis round-about from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. that morning.

Source: Mid-City Messenger 

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/04/29/lafitte-greenway-to-host-happy-hour-fundraiser-at-bayou-wine-garden/

Multi-tenant, 7,500-square-foot development proposed for Canal Boulevard

A multi-use commercial development that could include a restaurant, a medical clinic and a daycare, among other possible businesses, has been proposed for Canal Boulevard in Lakeview, near Delgado Community College.

Plans for the single-story, 7,504 square foot commercial building, which was approved in March by the City Planning Commission, were drawn up by the firm LKHarmon Architects. The site is situated on a triangular municipal square bounded by Canal Boulevard, Rosedale Drive and the New Orleans Terminal Railroad.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/04/05/multi-tenant-7500-square-foot-development-proposed-for-canal-street/

Demolition recommended for warehouses in proposed Torres development near Lafitte Greenway

Two Conti Street warehouses near the Lafitte Greenway received a recommendation for demolition this month by city officials, as planning continues on the development announced by New Orleans entrepreneur Sidney Torres IV last year.

Contractor David Carimi appeared before the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee to request the demolition of the warehouses at 3601 Conti and 3515 Conti on March 21. Both properties are within the footprint of the 9-acre site that Torres purchased last year, saying he envisioned a “community with apartments and houses, kayaks and paddle boards along the bayou, fire pits on the bank, children’s playgrounds as well as bike paths, a gymnasium, café and boutique hotel.

The specifics of that community are still under discussion with both the City Council and neighborhood leaders, Carimi told the demolition committee.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/03/30/demolition-recommended-for-warehouses-in-proposed-torres-development-near-lafitte-greenway/

10 notable projects along the lafitte greenway

City officials and boosters of the Lafitte Greenway have said the bike path intersecting the city would lead to additional investment and development along the corridor. Some projects have already taken shape.

Source: Geos News

Full Article: http://us.geosnews.com/p/us/la/orleans-parish/new-orleans/10-notable-projects-along-the-lafitte-greenway_3919368