Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

Community Center Wishlist Finalized

After meeting this past Monday, January 29, Mid-City residents finalized a wishlist for the proposed community center at Comiskey Park near Tulane Avenue on South Jeff Davis. Chief amongst the responsibilities of the gathered group was a prioritization of those “wants” listed at the previous Monday’s meeting. The list was compiled on a scale of 1-to-5, 1 designating the highest priority, 5 the lowest. Thus, the numbers in parenthesis at the end of each item represent the item’s total vote. Like golf, the lower score means the item is most wanted.

My thanks to all who worked so hard on this project, especially Brenda Napolitano and Jennifer Weishaupt. Their leadership has helped to ensure the future growth of our neighborhood.

Here is that list:

1 – Adequate restrooms (66)
2 – Multi-purpose room w/ stage and room dividers (68)
3 – Computer lab, language software, internet access (74)
4 – Police substation (NOAT) (75)
5 – Equipment for the center (furniture, pots/pans, etc.) (77)
6 – Playground equipment – 78
7 – Activities/space/time for senior citizens (82)
8 – Benches (86)
9 – Landscaping (88)
10 – Wood floor for dance/yoga/pilates) (91)
11 – Reading room, cubicles, quiet space for tutoring (92)
12 – Location of center at D’Hemecourt & Jeff Davis (94)
13 – Wrought iron fence on perimeter (96)
14 – Workout facility (weights, cardio) (96)
15 – Track on second level of basketball court (98)
16 – Child care/day care for parents with older kids (104)
17 – Concession stand (kid’s cafe’) (107)
18 – Playground perimeter track for outdoor walking/running (107)
19 – Locker room facilities (108)
20 – Soundproofed practice room (recording studio) (125)
21 – Swimming pool (131)
22 – Dog park (145)
23 – Skateboard park (147)

At this Monday’s neighborhood meeting at Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Street, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., we will present this list to DNA, which will begin drawing up the plans for our approval.

If anyone wishes to find out more, please contact me via email: dougjoubert@yahoo.com.

Doug Joubert
Chair, Public Use/Green Space Committee

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