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Old 03-17-2022, 11:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans ⏩ Houston ⏩ Seattle ⏩ New Orleans ⏩ Houston ⏹
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Can we talk about the East?

I hate seeing the city squander and neglect what I think should be NOLA’s future money maker. There’s hardly anything of any architectural value in the East, full of basic 60s-80s suburban style housing and no retail of note. IMO this is New Orleans opportunity to clear the slate (bulldoze! lol) and actually compete with the new cities of the south.

New Orleans East is the chance to build all the new urbanism, modern townhouse, row house, luxury apartment, City Center, Atlantic Station-style developments that many modern people want in a city but are harder to find/build in the core here because we would lose out on our existing PRECIOUS unique architecture that makes New Orleans, New Orleans. But imagine a whole Houston Galleria-type neighborhood, including a secondary business district, in the East, but done even BETTER because it’s New Orleans. That would remake and reinvigorate the entire city of New Orleans and economically energize the whole region. Does anyone feel me?

NOLA already has what Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Charlotte WISH they had, and that’s a strong, bustling, VIBRANT urban core with character, a destination. So I’m with the preservationist here who don’t want to change any of that, I strongly agree. Now imagine having that strong of a head start in addition to an entire half of the city that offers everything the other big sunbelt cities offer? New Orleans would be unstoppable. I am HIGHLY confident that it would take off economically. But in order to compete with those new giant southern cities, we have to offer a variety of city landscapes and options. We already have a BIG head start ya’ll!
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Old 03-23-2022, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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We really wouldn't have to bulldoze. There is plenty of vacant land with tree coverage east of I 510...I agree with everything else you said.
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Old 04-05-2022, 11:00 AM
 
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There is an article written in 2007 about the proposed development of New Orleans East and why it declined.
https://works.bepress.com/j_souther/11/

In retrospect, the plans were foolhardy due to the swampy terrain. The only positive results are the NASA Michaud factory and a vibrant Vietnamese neighborhood.
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Old 04-07-2022, 12:03 PM
 
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There is an article written in 2007 about the proposed development of New Orleans East and why it declined.
https://works.bepress.com/j_souther/11/

In retrospect, the plans were foolhardy due to the swampy terrain. The only positive results are the NASA Michaud factory and a vibrant Vietnamese neighborhood.
And according to a paywalled New York Times article from May 2018, the Vietnamese neighborhood’s future is uncertain as the descendants of refugees move up in the world and out of the community.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/u...be-fading.html
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