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New Orleans city development week round up

From pedestrian crossing to road maintenance.

Tulane Avenue
Tulane Avenue
Bart Everson

During the past week, New Orleans’ development has been a hot issue. From pedestrian crossing to infrastructure funding, here are four developments stories that occurred in New Orleans this week.

Last week, the New Orleans Office of Inspector General said New Orleans has some of the most dangerous pedestrian intersections in the state. The office suggests the city should install more countdown timers at crosswalks. Added timers are included in the city’s 2017 proposed budget.

On Tuesday, officials said landscape developments on Tulane Avenue, between South Carrollton and Claiborne have been delayed. The cause? “issues encountered in the field,” and federal regulations, officials told Mid-City Messenger. New landscape developments will be postponed until the end of the year.

This past week, City Council has held hearing regarding Mayor Landrieu’s 2017 proposed budget. Beyond Mayor Landrieu supporting the installation of 66 new red light cameras, the the mayor proposes $871 million in public infrastructure development, and $480 million be allocated to road repair.

This past Thursday, The Advocate reported that the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center board will be a likely buyer of the Louisiana Artworks building. The board will most likely lease it to the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality institute, the previous owner of the building, developing a partnership between the two. The Convention Center bought the building for $8 million.