Category: Environment & Coast Preservation

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...

Jared Brossett Munch Factory grand opening

Brossett releases Annual Impact Report for 2019

Councilman Jared Brossett recently released his office’s 2019 Annual Impact Report, detailing major accomplishments for District D and the entire city. The report highlights last year’s accomplishments such as $30 million in roadwork improvement and doubling the funding for early...

Deadline for beautification grants from city fast approaching

The CleanUpNOLA Community Impact Grant is designed to encourage residents to engage with their neighborhoods by developing a beautification or green infrastructure project as a community. The program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, and applications are due...

St. Bernard Neighborhood Willie Hall Playground, Gentilly Resilience District project

City to host meeting for St. Bernard Neighborhood Project design

The St. Bernard Neighborhood Project will integrate green infrastructure and recreation improvements at and around McDonogh 35 High School and Willie Hall Playground. The 90-acre, $10 million project is part of the greater Gentilly Resilience District initiative. Now with 60%...