Category: flood protection and drainage

Art, infrastructure and resilience come together in Gatto Playground

The city hosted a celebration of art and infrastructure on Saturday (May 15) at Gatto Playground. Not far from London Avenue, the event focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation and ecology. Local artists Langston Allston, Courtney Egan, Brendon...

St. Anthony Green Streets to hold public art event Saturday at Gatto Playground

St. Anthony Green Streets and the Public Art Projects in the Gentilly Resilience District are returning to in-person events  to continue involving the local community in establishing a new standard for neighborhood-scale streets and parks. On Saturday (May 15), artists...

Neighbors celebrate the Pontilly Stormwater Network: ‘It’s been actually saving us from flooding’   

City officials gathered in Pontchartrain Park on Wednesday to mark the end of Phase 1 of the Pontilly Neighborhood Stormwater Network construction. Neighbors, whether they were at the ceremony or not, were also celebrating the fact that, after five straight...

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...

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...