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Old 08-28-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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This is a proposal for the Lafitte Corridor if Bayou St. John was to run along it.

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Old 08-28-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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This is a proposal for the Lafitte Corridor if Bayou St. John was to run along it.
Looks nice. I would rename it something else, like the St. John Corridor. Still, a nice proposal. It might be nice to have houseboats on it too. Cool addition. I see potential there.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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This is a proposal for the Lafitte Corridor if Bayou St. John was to run along it.
They had a community planning meeting last week. I think they decided to go against bringing Bayou St. John into the Lafitte Greenway. I do know that they proposed a skate park in one of the sections between N. Broad and N. Claiborne.

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Looks nice. I would rename it something else, like the St. John Corridor. Still, a nice proposal. It might be nice to have houseboats on it too. Cool addition. I see potential there.
Lafitte Greenway is more fitting to the project overall as the Bayou would come in at the "half-way point". Bayou St. John already has a "corridor" of development in the Bayou St. John neighborhood as well.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I would think the canal would have been a big selling point for the greenway.

Not only a skatepark, a amphitheater and some other amenities as well. You guys might enjoy this:

Comprehensive, Integrated, Sustainable Water Management System for the Greater New Orleans Region / Waggonner & Ball Architects | ArchDaily

Introduction & History :: Lafitte Corridor Connection

http://cdn.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1311111487-lafitte-greenway-overall-schematic-plan-potential-water-strategy-pilot-project-314x1000.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Oh btw, the 1031 Canal finally got the ok to move foward. Now it's up to the city council to make the final vote. They seemed to be in favor of it, but I don't know how Fielkow's departure will affect the vote. Now if the city can get together and do something about VCPORA.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Haven't seen that graphic before, Annie. It's a neat idea but apparently even with the non-water projects already proposed the budget is stretched (past) the limit.

I really hope they do the skate park. It's amazing how many kids in my neighborhood skateboard, better to learn a kickflip than how to aim.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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They had a community planning meeting last week. I think they decided to go against bringing Bayou St. John into the Lafitte Greenway. I do know that they proposed a skate park in one of the sections between N. Broad and N. Claiborne.



Lafitte Greenway is more fitting to the project overall as the Bayou would come in at the "half-way point". Bayou St. John already has a "corridor" of development in the Bayou St. John neighborhood as well.
No waterway coming through there. It would have been nice to have something like that though.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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No waterway coming through there. It would have been nice to have something like that though.
It may have been a funding issue, I'm not sure. I definitely like it better with the water myself.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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It may have been a funding issue, I'm not sure. I definitely like it better with the water myself.
So would I. It would give sort of an Amsterdam/Venice feel to it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Heard that about 1031 Canal, I follow much more updated New Orleans developments on another forum (not allowed to like to other forums). The VCC are buggers as well. They do too much to make them happy.


Urban skateparks are a great idea, I would like to see one in downtown Baton Rouge, many kids skate these days, and its not a white boy sport like it used to be. (I used to skateboard!)
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