Category: flood protection and drainage

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...

Reforesting Pontchartrain Park campaign to reduce stormwater runoff by planting 700 trees in historic subdivision

Local nonprofit Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, will launch its Reforesting Pontchartrain Park campaign on Friday (Jan. 15). The group plans to plant 700 native trees in historic Pontchartrain Park — one in front of every home. Trees planted during...

St. Anthony Green Streets debuts a Lantern Walk and plans for public art

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger The St. Anthony Green Streets Project has begun another series of public events, half a sequence of Zoom meetings and presentations and half a pop-up self-guided tour of the project area. From Sept. 10 to...

Gentilly Resilience District launches lantern walk, online program, public art project

In March 2019, the Gentilly Resilience District installed viewing boxes throughout the neighborhood for residents to get a glimpse of the developing designs for Gatto and Filmore Playground, Wildair Drive, and Wingate Drive. As the design phase for the projects...