The Lafitte Greenway is continuing to grow and attract investment, according to several news stories this week in Nola.com and Uptown Messenger.
The city has another $500,000 earmarked for Greenway operations and security in its 2017 budget, and has a number of projects on the drawing board, including:
Repurposing the former brake tag station at North Lopez Street and Lafitte Avenue into an outdoor pavilion with roll-up doors
Building a 1,500-square foot clubhouse with public restrooms at Lemann Playground
Demolishing the unused Department of Public Works traffic signal and sign shop at Lafitte Avenue and North White Street
Demolishing the existing S&WB pump station at Broad and Toulouse streets and building a new pump station at Lafitte Avenue and North Dorgenois Street
Reconstructing North Galvez Street from Lafitte Avenue to Bienville Street to replace an S&WB sewer force main.
There has also been a string of development along the Greenway, including three new houses by Atlas Greenway Partners, LLC on St Louis Street, directly facing the Greenway, the $4 million conversion of the former Times-Picayune building in to a shared work space by the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund.