Irises, cedars and willows: Making the accidental forest a neighborhood park

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger A 27-acre woodland that borders Dillard’s campus is set to be transformed into a wetland park. Plans from the initial design phase include trails, a playground, an outdoor classroom and areas for ecological research.  On...

Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Gentilly, Fairgrounds and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will...