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?
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