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An Emergency Room on Canal and S. Carrollton: Too Busy?

Ochsner continues to expand across the city

The ever-expanding Ochsner Health System filed a new construction application with the city this week to build an emergency room on the corner of Canal Street and S. Carrollton Avenue.

Currently, a store called Sofas and Chairs—which sells just that—sits at that Mid-City intersection, and the permit says a 9,022 square-foot space would be added to the existing one-story building.

Many commenters on the Mid-City Messenger piece say this intersection is far too busy for an ER. Currently, the trafficky intersection is a big stop for the Canal Street streetcar, and it's also the location of a Capital One Bank and a Walgreens—two places that have a constant flow of cars going in and out of the parking lots.

Do you agree that this intersection is wrong for an ER, or do you welcome more medical facilities?

Ochsner Health emergency room slated for Canal Street [Mid-City Messenger]
That Mostly Abandoned Shopping Center on Jefferson Highway Might Finally Be Redeveloped [Curbed NOLA]