Lafitte Greenway Master Plan: New Orleans, LA

Client: Friends of Lafitte Corridor

Summary: In 2008, Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.* developed the initial Lafitte Greenway Master Plan for the Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) under the Professional Pro Bono Work agreement between the National Park Service and the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Master Plan supported efforts by the FOLC to obtain funds for implementation of the Greenway. Lafitte has the potential to become an iconic landscape, responding to the unique New Orleans settlement patterns, while seamlessly connecting culturally diverse neighborhoods. The design will accommodate alternative transportation, connect existing parks, historic sites, and neighborhoods, provide recreation opportunities, reduce flood risk for the adjacent Treme neighborhood, stimulate economic development, revitalize commercial activity, and strengthen the community. In 2012, the firm was hired by the prime consultant as a DBE subconsultant to prepare construction documents, to estimate construction costs, and to provide construction administration services for implementation of the Greenway. As part of this effort, we designed the native meadows, large raingardens, and plantings for the Greenway. Construction documents are complete and the $6.7M project is under construction.

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* formerly known as BROWN+DANOS landdesign, inc.

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