Category: City Government

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...

Changes are in the works for Gentilly Resilience District, and the city wants your input

The city plans to reallocate some of the federal dollars flowing into the Gentilly Resilience District. The money would affect an array of green developments, including the Blue and Green Corridors, Dillard Wetlands, Mirabeau Water Gardens, St. Anthony Green Streets...

City marks beginning of massive roadwork project in 7th Ward and Fairgrounds neighborhoods

City officials and community community leaders broke ground Thursday on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project. Mayor LaToya Cantrell called it her administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response program in terms of...