Category Archives: Economic Development

Tulane Ave Initiative

The Mid-City Business Association has started an initiative to clean up Tulane Ave and they have already made a noticeable impact. This weekend, that progress was highlighted in a series of articles published by the Times Picayune. Once-bustling Tulane Avenue is a hub for prostitution and crime, hindering its revival, August 9, 2013 Even asRead More

District B Community Outreach with Councilmember Cantrell

June 18th – District “B” Councilmember Cantrell to Launch Gert Town “Tell Cantrell” Community Outreach Initiative District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell WHAT: District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell will hold a news conference to launch the Gert Town “Tell Cantrell” Community Outreach Initiative. The community outreach effort promotes and encourages dialogue between residents, community organizers, theRead More

A Proposed Mid-City Development

At the last neighborhood meeting Mr. William Wright, a local developer shared the plans of a new development in Mid-City. The development will be located in the area behind Rouses all the way to the Bayou.  This development will be integrated with the Lafitte Greenway and is being billed as a recreation and entertainment district.Read More

Lafitte Greenway Update

Design Workshop has submitted near-final planning documents for the Lafitte Greenway and the Lafitte Corridor Revitalization Plan. The documents are now available for download on the City’s Lafitte Corridor Connection website. We encourage you to offer your Greenway comments directly to the project team: simply submit them by clicking the “SEND US YOUR COMMENTS” box onRead More

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: US61 Tulane Ave Redevelopment

The New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation, is preparing an Environmental Assessment for the improvement of the US 61 (Tulane Avenue) corridor.  The proposed Tulane Avenue corridor improvements span from S. Carrollton Avenue east to S. Claiborne Avenue, a distance of 1.93 miles.  The US 61/Tulane Avenue corridorRead More

MCNO Official Position on Billboards

MCNO has submitted a formal position to the City Planning Commission to oppose the requested amendment to the Inner City Urban Corridor District Design overlay.  The amendment was to permit General Advertising Signs adjacent to I-10, with applicable standards. The MCNO Board found this amendment to be vague and limitless. Given the positive impact ofRead More

BioDistrict Meeting on Wednesday Requires Mid-Citizen Attendance

Over the past couple of years, through local efforts, the BioDistrict has been largely stymied from going forward with it’s masterplan that includes the historic residential areas of Mid-City and Gert Town – and the industrial side of Zion City. The BioDistrict was created in the summer of 2005 and is a political subdivision ofRead More

Street Work in Zone F is Progressing

What residents thought was just a bit of work to patch some pot holes in Zone F bounded by Canal, Carrollton, Tulane, and Jefferson Davis has turned into a complete street repair. Boh Brothers first posted no parking signs a few weeks ago to repair some of the street including S. Pierce, S. Cortez, S.Read More

Proposed Sale of Mid-City Fire Station

The former fire house and former NORD facility at 200 N. Alexander in Mid-City will soon be up for auction. The structure, which was never repaired after it was flooded in 2005 has been a blight on the nearby neighborhood. With the new Winn-Dixie development at Carrollton and Bienville, and growing momentum for the LafitteRead More