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It's happening! After years of planning and waiting and dreaming, the Lafitte Greenway has an official construction start date of March 25. The $9.1 million project will transform old canals and railways between Mid-City and the edge of the French Quarter into green space with ball-playing fields, a 2.6-mile walking and biking path, 500 new trees, and upgrades to lighting and drainage. This spruce-up, which should take about 11 months, could spark the city to take care of some of its abandoned properties (a public works building and old brake tag station) near the greenway, WWL says. Lafitte Greenway will start near Basin and St. Louis Streets in Tremé, go up Lafitte Street, and end at North Alexander in Mid-City.
· Groundbreaking on Lafitte Greenway to take place next week [WWL]
· Lafitte Greenway construction is so, so close to happening [Curbed NOLA]
· Lafitte Greenway master plan [official site]